Teachers, health care providers and parents across the country are excited about introducing children to eating self-awareness with the Craving Change storybook, 'Is this stomach, mouth or heart hunger?' To assist with this, a free downloadable Companion Guide is now available on the Parents/Educators page of the Craving Change website. Wendy recently presented a thought provoking session on developing a positive relationship with food to students at the University of Calgary Werklund School of … [Read more...] about New! Companion Guide for Educators
A holiday classic! A big part of any holiday is the FOOD. Each year, we like to remind you of the three-page Craving Change™ resource for an activity called, 'Embrace the Holidays'. It includes some timely scenarios that encourage clients to identify potential situational, thinking and emotional triggers for problematic eating. It then provides examples of how to utilize strategies from the Craving Change™ program and workbook to manage these common challenges. This topic doesn't … [Read more...] about Embrace the Holidays
We're thrilled to see that many of our certified facilitators are evaluating the impact of the Craving Change program with their clients. In addition to the Evaluation Forms provided on the Resource CD/USB wafer, clinicians and organizations are also using the Eating Self-Efficacy Scale and several other measurement tools. Please let us know if you're collecting outcomes. We are very interested in receiving feedback about the program from facilitators and their clients. Send us a note at … [Read more...] about Are you collecting outcomes?
Countless adults are struggling to make positive healthy food choices. This is especially the case during the holiday season and at the start of a new year. They're looking for Craving Change trained facilitators and Craving Change workshops. Let us help them find you! If you are a 'certified' Craving Change facilitator, you may list your contact information on our website - in other words, free promotion for you and increased accessibility to our great cognitive-behavioural approach for … [Read more...] about Canadians Are Craving a Change
That's right! Craving Change Inc. has been providing clinicians with resources and training in the cognitive-behavioural model for problematic eating for ten years. Colleen and Wendy have had the pleasure of sharing their program with dietitians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physicians, kinesiologists and pharmacists from every province and territory in Canada as well as other countries. It has been tremendously rewarding to know that Craving Change has made a difference in their … [Read more...] about Ten Years – Time Flies!
'Beyond the Clinic' - the national conference on the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent obesity far exceeded Colleen and Wendy's expectations. The speakers were outstanding, the information very thought-provoking and the opportunity for networking promoted some inspiring conversations. During the conference, Wendy received numerous kudos for the Craving Change children's book that many clinicians working in pediatric clinics have been using in their practice (see photo of display). … [Read more...] about Kudos for Craving Change Kids Book
This week, Wendy and Colleen are excited to be attending the 'Beyond the Clinic' - 7th Conference on the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity . They're looking forward to making some headway around the learning curve re: special considerations and challenges with pediatric populations. They also anticipate lively discussions, networking with colleagues - new and familiar, and listening to the many impressive session and poster presenters. If you're planning to attend … [Read more...] about Pediatric Population – Looking Through a New Lens
Wendy has been invited to present a webinar this week for the semi-annual, continuing education program offered by Nutrition at Work (NDC) for their many dietitians. Karine Levy, Clinical Manager at Nutrition at Work, is keen to have their dietitians incorporate a cognitive-behavioural based approach in their practice. The webinar will include an overview of the power of one's thoughts on behaviours, a demonstration of activities that can be used with individuals or groups and case studies … [Read more...] about Webinar for NDC Continuing Education