Battling Food Addiction: The EBT Tool Kit To Combat Overeating And Weight Regain
BATTLING FOOD ADDICTION: THE EBT TOOL KIT TO COMBAT OVEREATING AND WEIGHT REGAIN
Research has shown that an underlying cause of food addiction, overeating, and weight regain is brain circuitry. Dietitians can help patients see their overeating as triggered by circuits and train them in techniques to switch off these wires.This one-hour introduction to Emotional Brain Training (EBT) will help you transition to delivering brain-based dietetic services that help patients stop self-judgement and begin switching off circuits to improve adherence to dietary changes. EBT is an evidence-based method for stress resilience and obesity treatment that Dr. Mellin has presented at FNCE, past Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) meetings, and state dietetic association meetings through this course. Add your knowledge of this neuroscience-based method to your nutrition counseling toolkit and participate in this session to evaluate your interest in becoming a Certified EBT Provider. The two-day webinar for EBT certification is provided through Dietitian Central.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe a root cause of food addiction, overeating, and weight regain as brain circuits.


  • Differentiate the two types of neural circuits: reactive and resilient.


  • Explain how circuits trigger drives for food, mood, relationships, and body image.


  • Evaluate the circuit types of one case study.
Live Event Date: Sep 15, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 9.2.3, 9.6.1.,9.6.6, 12.1.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $0 ($0.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Laurel Mellin, PhD
Laurel Mellin

Dr. Laurel Mellin is a nutritionist, health psychologist and internationally-recognized authority on obesity, disordered eating and stress eating. She is the founder of Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in nutrition from San Francisco State University and a PhD in health psychology and behavioral medicine from Northcentral University. Mellin is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher, with more than 40 years as a registered dietitian. Her organization certifies nutritionists in EBT.

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EBT for Science-based Diabetes Prevention

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On Demand
Live Date: (Sep 23,2021)
Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Instructor: Laurel Mellin, PhD

Duration: 2 hours