Symposium Session: Building Brain Resilience with Cultural Foods

There’s a powerful connection between cultural foods and mental well-being. But how do diverse culinary traditions contribute to enhancing brain resilience and cognitive health?

Join Maggie Moon, MS, RD, as she delves into the scientific research behind the impact of specific nutrients and ingredients on the brain to gain a deeper understanding of how incorporating culturally significant foods into one’s diet can promote emotional stability, cognitive agility, and overall mental resilience. Through a blend of expert insights, personal anecdotes, and practical tips, Moon will empower RDs to help their clients embrace their heritage's nourishing wisdom and enrich their lives with delicious, brain-boosting culinary experiences. 

This is not a webinar or course for purchase - this is a module for credit claiming for our 2024 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our Symposium; however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how cultural foods can support brain resilience.
  2. Identify examples of brain-boosting foods from a non-Western culture.
  3. Counsel clients on practical strategies that integrate cultural foods into meals to enhance brain health.

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Maggie Moon, MS, RD, is a published author with expertise in brain health nutrition, Korean food, and health communications. Her area of practice is evidence-based food and nutrition solutions for optimal brain health, delivered with cultural humility. Her passion is helping everyone strengthen their brain resilience through nutrition, and in this way, add more life to years, from early life to older adulthood. 

As the best-selling author of The MIND Diet, Moon has reached millions with her nutrition advice and has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Prevention, RealSimple, Women’s Health, EatingWell, MindBodyGreen, and more.

Maggie Moon, faculty for this educational event, is a speaker for Haleon/Centrum.  

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

The planners of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. 

An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products use by or on patients.


In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU). 

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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