The final interactive MooDFOOD project workshop was held in Brussels on 3 December 2018 at the beautiful Museum of Natural Sciences. The Consortium was joined by 30 additional stakeholders representing the patient, mental health, obesity, policy, dietitian and education communities. Lightening talks presented highlights from the project and a poster session shared project research and results.  

MooDFOOD harnessed a multi-centre European consortium with expertise in nutrition, psychology, psychiatry and food-related consumer behaviour to evaluate and test the potential for the prevention and treatment of depression through nutritional strategies. The project included extensive research into the potential of food, nutrients, dietary patterns, nutritional supplements and food-related behaviours in the prevention of depression, including a randomised controlled trial of 1025 participants, behavioural intervention studies, meta-analysis of large prospective cohorts and extensive literature reviews examining the relationship between food and risk of depression.

The final workshop was interactive, sharing MooDFOOD project results and enabling participants to explore strategies for uptake of findings and materials produced across stakeholder constituencies.