Mindful eating for college and university campuses!
Mindful eating is an ancient practice with profound applications for preventing and resolving common eating challenges in a modern food-abundant environment. Introducing young adults to mindful eating as they establish independence and/or begin their careers in health and wellness professions has a huge impact on their personal lives and the lives of those they interact with in the future!
The Mindful Eating for Students course, adapted from the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program, provides students with a flexible, non-diet, mindfulness-based approach to eating, physical activity, and self-care. During the class students explore the six crucial decision points in the mindful eating cycle and develop sustainable skills for effective self-care and lifestyle management that they can apply personally and professionally.
Mindful Eating for Students Instructor Training
Mindful Eating for Students Instructor Training provides a flexible course curriculum, detailed Instructor Guide, materials, training, and support to enable faculty at colleges and universities (and in some cases, high schools) to offer a comprehensive Mindful Eating course.
Eat What You Love,
Love What You Eat for Students
A Mindful Eating Program to Fuel the Life You Crave
Michelle May, M.D.
Am I Hungry? Publishing
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Mindful Eating for Students Presentations
Dr. Michelle May, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Students and Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, speaks at colleges and universities to guide students to develop a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.
Description: Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger and fueling the body. However, in our food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming, and guilt-inducing instead. Mindful eating is a mindfulness-based practice with profound implications and applications for resolving problematic eating behaviors and developing self-care practices that support optimal well-being. During this interactive presentation, participants will apply their new skills with a facilitated mindful bite of chocolate.
Objectives: Participants will learn…
- Six simple, yet powerful strategies for knowing when, what, and how much to eat without rigid, unsustainable rules
- How to recognize and cope effectively with triggers for mindless and emotional eating
- How to balance eating for nourishment with eating for enjoyment – without deprivation or guilt
“Every college campus NEEDS to hear Dr. May’s words of wisdom. Not only does her presentation present a powerful message that can dramatically change a college student’s relationship with food, but she shares the message in such an engaging way that the audience is hanging on her every word. Dr. May’s delivery is polished, energetic, and funny. My students shared that her talk was transformative in how they approach eating.” – Dawn Clifford, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Health Sciences, Northern Arizona University
“Thank you Michelle! Your talk was the highest attended Student Activities Council event this year! We had really great feedback from students and staff, with 91% of students rating your talk as excellent, 93% were committed to practicing mindful eating, and 97% learned at least one way they can build a better relationship with food. One student said, ‘This was exactly what I needed. I feel like this approach to food isn’t highlighted enough’ and another said, ‘We need to have these events more on college campuses! Thank you!’” – Megan Meyer, MPH, RD, Health Educator Northern Arizona University Campus Health Services
“Dr. May has helped me create a better relationship with all foods and made me feel like I wasn’t alone with the struggles I have around food.” – Julie F., Student at Northern Arizona University