Deanna Minich finds creative solutions to help people eat healthier, feel better

Leader in nutrition science to speak at annual Food as Medicine Symposium at NUNM.

Deanna Minich wearing blue shirt leaning against white wall

The 10th annual Food as Medicine Symposium is set to take place February 10-11 at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. With this year’s theme being “Nutrition for Mental Heath,” our event speakers share what they’ll be discussing at the event:

About the Speaker

Deanna Minich, PhD, is a nutrition scientist, educator, and author, with over twenty years of experience in academia and in the natural product industries, currently serving as Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health. She has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™). She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over fifty scientific publications. Through her talks, workshops, groups, and in-person retreats, she helps people to transform their lives practically and artfully through nutrition and lifestyle.

What do you hope people take away from your presentation?

  • To learn at least three eating strategies to help with mental health.
  • To become familiar with clinical tools to help patients with their foods and moods.
  • To learn about key nutrients and a list of foods that contain these nutrients to help with moods.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s symposium?

I look forward to connecting with others to help find creative solutions to help people to eat healthier to feel better.