How we fuel our bodies is critical to our mental, physical and emotional functioning. Nutrition and sleep go hand in hand. An increase in the amount and variety of vegetables and fruits we eat will improve sleep quality, which in turn improves cognitive functioning and better decision-making. Consider the foods you choose to buy and eat as part of your healthy functioning, emotional regulation and overall vitality. How can you increase the vegetables and healthy protein, while decreasing sugar intake?


Nutrition for Optimal Brain Performance

Mood and performance are very dependent on what we eat! In the last 20 years, the field of nutrition has evolved dramatically. Nowadays, the main focus of attention is on key processes inside our bodies that drive health performance

This course is structured around the provision of some basic theoretic knowledge, coupled with a highly participative environment where students will be able to actively participate, research and discuss various relevant topics in small groups.

This course is offered in the following programs:


    Provider: Do Eat
    Location: Cafeteria in Floor -3.

    This week's menu
    Includes nutritional facts, healthy plate menu as well as a gluten-free and vegetarian options.


    Provider: Eurest
    Location: Cafeteria

    This week's menu
    Includes nutritional facts as well as vegetarian (light green) and vegan options (dark green).

On demand sessions by IE Faculty


How Food Affects My Gut, Immune System & Brain

This session explores the impact that nutrition and environmental factors have on our health, and discusses WHY nutrition is important for our health, WHICH nutrients we should consume, HOW to cook our food, and WHAT happens to our health if our nutrition is not adequate

Facilitator: Dr. George Daoud, Founder & Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Hospital Miguel Perez Carreño, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric, Nutrition, and Gastroenterology, Scientific Researcher and International Speaker

How To Fuel Our Body

Daniel de la Serna is the professor behind one of the most popular course offered at the Center for Health & Well-being: "Nutrition for Optimal Brain Performance". In this workshop, we will understand the energy balance provided by food, the relationship between food and inflammation -and its impact- and the role of the microbiota. We will have a very practical orientation to help you make good decisions in regards to your eating habits.

Facilitator: Daniel de la Serna, Adjunct Professor at the Center for Health & Well-being, Clinical Director at Instituto Español de Psiconeuroinmunología (IEPNI), Physical Therapist & Osteopath

Nutrition For Hormonal Health

This sessions focuses on nutrition for the body and soul, providing information on how to use nutrition to manage hormone imbalances and improve overall health and well-being.

Facilitator: Daniel de la Serna, Adjunct Professor at the Center for Health & Well-being, Clinical Director at Instituto Español de Psiconeuroinmunología (IEPNI), Physical Therapist & Osteopath


Manage Your Energy, Manage Your Life!

The most valuable and essential resource we have is not time; it is energy. Learn the importance of maximizing your energy to ward off stress, as well as to move you closer to your life goals. Understand why the energy you give off matters and how energy plays a fundamental role in establishing new habits. As you look to expand yourself personally and as a leader, it is fundamental to understand your energetics, dynamics at play, and the systems you are up against, including your nervous system and the role of the primal brain. Walk away with tools and resources to manage your energy throughout the day.

Facilitator: Brooke Richardson, Energy Practitioner & Transformational Coach



This is Your Brain on Food

By Dr. Uma Naidoo
Harvard-trained psychiatrist and nutrition expert Dr. Uma Naidoo draws on cutting-edge research to explain the many ways in which food contributes to our mental health

Recommended by Prof. Tania Romero
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IE Culinary Club

The main goal of our club is to teach fellow IE students to cook easy and delicious recipes, but also extravagant meals to enjoy and impress your friends! Not only is it a place to learn and cook, but to make new friends and discover the city!

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IE Well-being Club

Discover and join our activities to learn useful tools to work on your well-being daily!

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Mood & Performance are very dependent on what we eat!

Professor Daniel de la Serna

Clinical Director at Spanish Institute of Psychoneuroimmunology (IEPNI)
Creator of the Nutrition for Optimal Brain Performance course