Wendy recently attended the national Dietitians of Canada conference in Vancouver and was overwhelmed by the tremendously enthusiastic comments she received from her colleagues. The Craving Change program has definitely become a cornerstone of the Canadian dietitian's practice, whether in private practice, primary care organizations, or diabetes centres. Dietetic interns are learning about the program from their preceptors and can't wait to obtain their own Craving Change license and training. … [Read more...] about Conference Kudos
Congratulations to Michelle Jospe and her team at the University of Otago, New Zealand for the recent publication of their study examining 'hunger training'. Michelle, a registered dietitian, asked to use the Craving Change 'types of hunger' concept as one of the tools for participants in the study. An interesting result of the hunger training process was that at the end of the study the majority of the eating events recorded by the participants were in response to 'stomach hunger' as opposed to … [Read more...] about Types of Hunger in New Zealand Research Study
Attending the Dietitians of Canada Conference in Vancouver next month? Visit Wendy at the Member Resource Marketplace on Thursday, June 7 from 1130-1430h. Not only would she love to meet fellow Craving Change™ facilitators but she'll also be selling her illustrated children's book, 'Is this stomach, mouth or heart hunger?' for a crazy low conference price. See you there!! … [Read more...] about See you at the DC Conference!
Joyce Schnetzler, Registered Dietitian with Island Health, recently shared an outline of how she uses the ‘Pair and Share’ guidelines found in the online Resource Library in her Craving Change™ workshops: In the 3rd or 4th week of Craving Change™ I will incorporate the 'Pair and Share' exercise to foster relationships and encourage all participants to consider the following questions: 1. Did they try a self-awareness strategy or change strategy? 2. Did they use a section in … [Read more...] about Pair & Share to Foster Relationships
When asked to speak at her daughters’ school after care program, Cheryl Strachan, RD and owner of Sweetspot Nutrition, invited her older daughter Kayla to take the spotlight. Kayla wrote out a plan for her presentation and did a great job of introducing her fellow students to the concept of eating self-awareness (see Kayla’s presentation outline and photos below). Cheryl shared that the children quickly understood the concept of the three types of hunger and enjoyed the mindful eating … [Read more...] about Teaching Peers About Eating Self-awareness
Daney Disher, a Registered Nurse with Northern Health, recently became re-certified and shared her experience with the program: “I love Craving Change! The workshops have improved our connection with our clients who were not being served at all in the past. We are also reaching out to people who just want to learn how to make some improvements in their life surrounding their eating and they can get information and valuable resources through the workshop. Typically, everyone who takes Craving … [Read more...] about “This will actually make a difference!”
Do you use the program PowerPoint slides for your Craving Change™ workshops? If so, download the updated slides with the link below. Changes have been made to the slides associated with the Eating Under the Influence of Our Environment and Eating Under the Influence of Our Body sections of the program. Several other slides have been modified slightly to better match the updated workbooks and worksheets. Thanks for keeping abreast of program modifications. PowerPoint Slides 2018 … [Read more...] about 2018 PowerPoint Slides
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 document below to update the content. A link to the document that includes the changes recommended for pages in the Eating Under the Influence of Our Environment and Renovate Your Environment is … [Read more...] about Keep Your Manual Current