Mindful Eating in Nutrition Counseling for Eating Behaviors: What Research Suggests
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4000, 5370, 6010, 6020; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 9.1.3, 9.6.1, 9.6.5
This continuing education course examines the meaning and practice of mindful eating and its benefits in relation to problematic eating behaviors that affect many people. It also explores the potential value to RDs of adopting a mindful eating approach to better support clients.
Sponsorship for this course began on 8/18/16 and expired on 8/18/17.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the practice of mindful eating as a self-guided approach that may be utilized in nutrition counseling and compare it with similar approaches.
- Discuss the evidence suggesting a role for mindful eating in supporting body weight regulation.
- Identify the broader benefits of mindful eating beyond weight regulation, including improved physiological, psychological, and behavioral outcomes.
- Develop and incorporate the practice of mindful eating to help clients achieve improved health outcomes.
Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD, is president and co-owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a women’s retreat for health and well-being in Vermont that pioneered the nondiet approach to health more than 40 years ago.
The author reports the following relevant disclosure: she receives financial support from Green Mountain at Fox Run. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this course. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR