Princeton Mercer chamber to host symposium on how nutrition impacts mental health May 9

The Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber’s annual Regional Healthcare Symposium, to be held May 9, will be titled: “Minding Your Mind: The Intersectionality of Nutrition and Mental Health.”

The event, to be held at Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, aims to provide attendees with invaluable insights, lessons learned and discussions on future trends in the health care industry. With an audience comprised of business leaders, community representatives and health care providers throughout the tri-state area, the event figures to provide networking opportunities, too.

Greg Paulson, CEO of Trenton Health Team, will take the stage as the keynote speaker. Paulson will explore the evolving understanding of our relationship with food. Topics to be discussed include access to food, food security and misconceptions about food insecurity.

Following the keynote speaker presentation, Matt Micelette, vice president of clinical operations at NeuroFlow, will facilitate a panel discussion about the emotional dimensions of our dietary choices and their impact on mental health.

The panel will include:

  • Barbara Mintz, senior vice president, social impact and community investment, at RWJBarnabas Health;
  • Megan Moran, senior therapist at Penn Medicine Princeton Center for Eating Disorders;
  • Corina Palagruto, clinical dietitian at Capital Health Wellness Center.

As an additional element of the symposium this year, the chamber will partner with Mercer Street Friends to host a food drive. Symposium attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items in an effort to provide essential support to individuals and families facing food insecurity in our community.

Sponsors for the symposium include Grounds for Sculpture, Bristol Myers Squibb, NJM Insurance Group, Novo Nordisk, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, HDR Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Capital Health, Blueclone Networks, the NBN Group, VHB and the Bronc.

The health care symposium is open to both chamber members and nonmembers.

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