Night Eating Syndrome
This continuing education course reviews the primary characteristics of NES, a challenging but relatively unknown form of disordered eating that negatively and significantly impacts an individual’s metabolic functioning, mood, weight, sleep, and overall well-being. Based on the presented research on NES, this course provides practical recommendations nutrition professionals can use to educate and counsel clients about NES, known comorbidities, and relevant interventions that may reduce NES episodes and improve clients’ health-related quality of life.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the May 2021 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Distinguish the primary characteristics of night eating syndrome (NES) and how it differs from other maladaptive eating patterns.
- Evaluate and explain the impact of NES on clients and patients with regard to obesity, metabolic functioning, and behavioral health.
- Counsel clients on three relevant nutrition interventions that may decrease NES episodes, and assist with their implementation.
Mireille Blacke, MA, LADC, RD, CD-N, is an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut; registered dietitian; licensed alcohol and drug counselor; and freelance health and nutrition writer.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR