Can enjoying your food more fully actually improve health?
Thousands of studies support the use of mindfulness programs for a wide range of medical issues. New studies have demonstrated that mindfulness may help with improved glycemic control and digestion, while mindful eating techniques lead to decreased binge eating, healthier eating habits, weight loss and less anxiety around food. As RDNs, we're the experts on what to eat, when and how much. Mindful eating offers a paradigm shift and helps clients develop the ability to listen to internal cues and recognize their hunger and fullness cues, triggers for eating and overeating and underlying needs.
This course will provide both a review of the research and also provide practical exercises to use immediately with clients. Mindful eating techniques are a perfect tool to enhance other nutritional interventions.
We will be doing several mindfulness and mindful eating exercises during the webinar. Please have a piece of fruit or several pieces of dried fruit, some nuts, crackers, cheese, candy, etc. or at least 4-5 bites of any type of food with you at the webinar.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Define mindfulness and mindful eating.
Describe mindfulness research related to nutrition practice.
Identify the components of mindful eating.
Review the current research on mindful eating.
Incorporate at least 4 concrete mindful techniques into daily life and practice with clients.
Cheryl Harris, MPH RD has been educating clients and health care professionals about gluten-related disorders for over a dozen years. She was recognized as one of the top nutritionists in the DC metro area by the Washingtonian and was selected as the “Emerging Dietetics Leader of the Year” for Virginia. She has presented widely on Celiac Disease and a gluten-free diet, and was honored to be chosen to teach for the upcoming AND Certificate of Training in Gluten-related disorders. Her articles on gluten-free living have appeared in Simply Gluten-free Magazine, Gluten-free Living, Today’s Dietitian, Gluten Intolerance Group Magazine, and more, and she has served as a content editor for the Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance since 2007. She has been quoted by many media outlets as a nutrition expert, including the Washington Post, ABC.com, WebMD, Cosmopolitan, the Food Network, Living Without, Gluten-free and More, and Delight Gluten-Free Magazine.