TOMS RIVER, NJ (April 7, 2015) – As spring is in the air, it's time to shake off the winter blues and get ready for warmer weather. This month, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center presents two free programs to help individuals get back into the swing of things. "Food and Mood" on Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m. and "More Color + More Fiber = Better Physical and Mental Health" on Thursday, April 30 at 2 p.m. will be held at Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, located at 1691 U.S. Highway 9 in Toms River.
"Food and Mood," presented by Angela Brathovde, MSN, RN,BC, HNB-BC, will teach attendees about foods that will improve their moods and decrease their stress as well as offer health benefits. She will also discuss which foods should be on-hand as a healthy snack on the go.
"More Color + More Fiber = Better Physical and Mental Health," presented by June Small-Brooks, MS, RD, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, will explore various aspects of food and its benefits to our bodies. Attendees will also learn the importance of colors of foods and information on antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics. There will also be a vegetable stir-fry demonstration.
Registration is required by calling the Barnabas Health LINK at 1-888-724-7123.
About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment tracks. For more information on programs and services or to make a referral, call the 24/7 Access Center at 800-300-0628.
CONTACT: Shari Beirne