Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants and Refugees

March 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Online Event: 

Hong Fook Mental Health Association 

Journey to Promote Mental Health: A Training Series for Individuals Working with Immigrants and Refugees 

Invites Front-Line Workers to a Webinar entitled: "Eating Well for Mental Health"

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free!


Workers who serve newcomers around mental health issues often experience “ burnt out” symptoms, and this sector has a high staff turnover rate. Therefore, strategies for workers to take care of their own physical and emotional well-being are crucial. Join Connie Cheung, RD, for a webinar that will review how eating habits and food can affect our mental wellness. Connie will also discuss individual types of mood-boosting foods and ways to easily incorporate them into your daily eating. The benefits of “Mindful Eating” include improving eating habits, managing bodyweight and food cravings, and increasing awareness of how one’s relationship with food can affect their mental wellness.

Cooking Demonstration Connie will demonstrate how to make two delicious and healthy dishes that will incorporate the principles mentioned in the webinar.

At the end of the webinar, participants will:

1.) Understand how emotions can impact our foods choices

2.) Raise awareness of how foods and eating habits can help support our mental wellness

3.) Learn the concept and steps of “mindful eating.”


Connie Cheung is a registered dietitian and a cooking enthusiast. She possesses over ten years of experience designing and implementing nutrition and health education programs. Connie has helped clients of all ages with diverse cultural backgrounds achieve optimal health through personalized approaches. She has conducted numerous group education workshops, community kitchens, diabetes support groups, cooking classes and dropped-in programs to address various nutrition needs, including diabetes management, weight management, heart health, food and emotional health, children’s nutrition, feeding relationship, food safety, etc. Connie obtained her bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, has completed an accredited dietetic internship and is currently regulated as a registered dietitian by the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Connie is currently working as a freelance speaker and instructor for nutrition education workshops and online cooking classes.

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