Adults can influence children’s eating behaviors by the foods they offer, the behaviors they model, and their social interactions with children at snack and mealtimes. Sitting down with children, eating the same foods in family-style dining provides an opportunity to encourage children’s curiosity and interest in tasting and experiencing a wide variety of healthy foods. Dr. Lynn Rossy will share research about teaching mindfulness to children and the BASICS of mindful eating, a tool that parents and teachers can use to help children determine the food they would like to eat, how much food will satisfy their hunger, and how they feel after eating. Find out how mindful eating can help adults and children develop healthier food attitudes, habits and dietary practices that ultimately support good health.
Creating Mindful Eaters: Building Mindful Mealtime Skills with Children
Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.
May 16, 2017, 1 pm EST
Free for TCME Members | $15 non-members
One CE/CPE provided by International Seminars Group, approved by APA for psychologists and CDR for dietitians.
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- List the three routines related to obesity in US Preschool-Aged Children
- List the six components of the BASICS of mindful eating
Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist who specializes in offering mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and work-life balance. She became the Director of Integrated Wellness at Veterans United after spending much of her career at the University of Missouri System.
She developed an empirically validated mindfulness-based intuitive eating program called Eat for Life which helps people have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies—decreasing binge eating while increasing body image, mindfulness, and intuitive eating. She published the concepts from the program in a book entitled, The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution (New Harbinger, July 2016).
She founded a Mindfulness Practice Center at the University of Missouri and has been teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programs since 2001—receiving her training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society in Massachusetts. She completed her yoga teacher certification through the National Yoga Alliance Program at Kripalu in 2002. She completed a three year Community Dharma Leader Training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California in January 2008 and has been a student of Buddhist meditation since 1998.
Her greatest passion is helping people find delicious ways to eat and move their bodies, while discovering greater meaning and purpose in life. She loves to play the piano, dance salsa, eat fabulous food, and celebrate life with friends. She can be found anywhere by listening for her infectious laugh.