In response to recent negative press regarding the research by Dr. Brian Wansink, we’re reposting a notice that was emailed out to licensees and noted in our What’s New page in April. Based on similar concerns raised last year, Craving Change Inc. was quick to respond by issuing a Position Statement and editing the 2018 printing of the client workbook and the Facilitator’s Manual such that all references to Wansink and his research were removed. We feel that a discussion regarding our food and eating environment is still relevant to the program and have rewritten related sections and have cited the work of other researchers in this area. Please see the post below and the attached position statement, new references and ‘manual edits’ document.
Some important edits have been made to the 2018 edition of the Craving Change® Facilitator’s Manual based on concerns regarding the original content referencing work by Dr. Brian Wansink. Only a few pages in the manual are affected so it’s fine to keep your current manual and simply use the ‘full page replacement edits’ to update the content. A link to the nine-page document that includes the changes recommended for pages in the Eating Under the Influence of Our Environment and Renovate Your Environment is provided below. These pages can be printed and used to replace the original pages in your manual. The document will also be available in the online Certified Facilitator Resource Library.