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Mindful Eating Certificate

A TCME Series for Mindful Eating Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Qualifications and Continuing Education

Who should enroll in this course? Do I qualify?

This program is designed to provide instruction and training in specific mindful eating competencies, knowledge, and skills. It is designed for professionals who would like to understand and apply the best practices associated with mindful eating in their private practice, public workshops and webinars, and other professional activities.

Professionals include, but are not limited to, dietitians, psychologists, doctors, life and health/wellness coaches, yoga teachers, and others who wish to be engaged in the promotion of the practice of mindful eating. 

Do I need to be a TCME Professional Community Member to enroll in the course?

No, you do not need to have a membership to enroll in the course.

However, TCME Professional Community Members receive a $200 discount on course fees just for being a member. Professional Community Memberships are $75 ($80 beginning 1/1/23) or less based on the U.N. Development Index. Learn more about all the benefits of membership here.

Is this a Certification or a Certificate? What title will I be upon completion of this course?

This course offers a Certificate of Mindful Eating and NOT a certification. This course will provide you with a strong foundation to understand, practice, and begin teaching mindful eating. Upon completion of the course you will receive a Certificate indicating that you have completed the course work and a digital badge to display. There is no title associated with a certificate.

What Continuing Education Credits are offered?

This program is eligible for up to 18 CEUs for Registered Dietitians through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The program is eligible for the following CDR activity types:

    • Activity Type 171, Recorded Webinars- 11 CEU's
    • Activity Type 200, Professional Reading - 8 CEU's

Professionals from other disciplines may be eligible to receive continuing education credits through an accrediting body of your choice. Contact your profession’s credentialing/licensing agency to learn if this may be an option for you.

Payment Questions

What forms of payment do you accept?

Using the online enrollment you will be able to pay via our secure payment portal powered by Stripe or via PayPal. Payment is accepted from most countries of origin in this manner. Because of the international nature of this organization, issues with payments may arise from time to time. If you are experiencing an issue, please email Jennifer Oetting, Program Director, at for assistance. 

Do you offer payment plans?

YES! You will have the option to choose a one-time payment or a 4-month payment plan when you elect to complete your purchase using the secure payment portal powered by Stripe. The Paypal integration does not support this feature at this time. 

How can I get an invoice for the course?

Invoices are not automatically generated but you can request one by emailing Information from your TCME membership profile will be populated on your invoice. If you need anything specific included on the invoice, please include that information in your email request. 

Do you offer a scholarship to attend the Mindful Eating Certificate Course?

No, we do not offer a scholarship for the course at this time. 

What is your refund policy?

Mindful Eating Certificate Course fees are non-refundable after February 1 for each cohort which begins in March. No refunds are available after the start of the course. If you need to request a refund prior to February 1, you may do so by emailing

How the course works

What is the format of the course?

This course is presented as a hybrid self-study and live online program. Each month a new self-study portion of the course is released which includes, a pre-recorded lesson, assigned reading, and handouts. Ideally, you will complete the self study portion prior to the live Q&A. 

How much time should allow to complete the coursework?

Please allow about 4 hours per month to complete the course work.  The live Q&A events have already been scheduled and you see them here. The rest of the content you will complete whenever is convenient for you. Here is an approximate breakdown of what to expect each month:

    • 1 Hour pre-recorded lesson
    • 1 hour reading (assigned articles, handouts, etc.)
    • 1 hour Live Q&A, or recording if you cannot attend live.
    • 30-60 minutes quiz

What happens if I fall behind in the coursework?

This happens to students from time to time. You enroll in the course and schedule time each month to stay on track. Then unexpected life events happen, and you find yourself behind. It's OK! As a hybrid self-study and live online course you can adapt the content to meet your needs. Make a plan to complete the course materials, and if possible, keep coming to the live events, yes, even if you're behind. An important part of this course is learning from those in your cohort and being present when you can. There is also an option to interact via an online community to stay connected with others in your cohort. 

As long as you complete all of your coursework before you lose access to the course, you will still receive your Mindful Eating Certificate. See 'How long will I have access to the course' for more details. 

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have access to the course for 1 year after the final module is presented. For example, the 2023 Cohort will run from March-December 2023. You will continue to have access to the course through December 2024, which is one year after the final module presented in December 2023.

What happens if I am not able to attend the live events?

A recording of the live event will be posted in the course for anyone not able to attend live. 

Still have questions? 

Email Jennifer Oetting, Program Director, at with your inquiry.

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The Center for Mindful Eating

PO Box 30033

Columbia, MO 65205

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