Craving Change® is a truly versatile program! It's applicable to a variety of clientele and can be modified to meet various unique needs. Christine Lee, a dietitian with Humber River Hospital, recently described how clients attending different programs in their organization benefit from Craving Change®. “The Craving Change program ties in nicely with our DEC program because clients having difficulty eating well to manage their diabetes can attend. Upon evaluation, clients report they … [Read more...] about Unlimited Opportunities
Many are of the opinion that a program that addresses emotional eating will only resonate with those of the female persuasion. Well, registered dietitian and community wellness facilitator Caroline Le Clair begs to differ. She demonstrated that men also have ‘ah-ha’ moments when introduced to cognitive-behavioural concepts related to the psychology of eating. “I had a husband attend the Craving Change program who mentioned to me that he couldn’t relate to the program because he didn’t have any … [Read more...] about Craving Change & the Y Chromosome
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 their … [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!”