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Eat for Life: A Ten Week Online Mindful Eating Program - Thurdays Mid-Day

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • 2:00 PM (CDT)
  • Live Interactive Online

About the Course:

Eat for Life is a LIVE online 10-week mindful eating program developed at the University of Missouri Wellness Program based on the four foundations of mindfulness and the principles of intuitive eating. The program has been continually updated over the past 13 years to reflect the latest research on mindfulness, mindful eating, intuitive eating, body image, self-compassion, and other related areas, as well as the experience of 14 years of teaching to people around the world.

If you are seeking professional development, the program will give you tools and practices to teach mindful eating to your clients and is the first step to certification for teaching the program. If you are seeking personal knowledge about mindful eating, the Eat for Life Program will help you enjoy the food you eat, love your body, and live with joy.

The program emphasizes the experiential practice of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, body awareness, self-compassion, and mindful eating exercises so that you learn to make choices which reflect an increased self-awareness and an improved ability to understand and navigate difficult thoughts and emotions which often lead to mindless or problematic eating. Research on the program, published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, demonstrated that participants had significant improvements in comparison to a control group as follows:

  • Decreased binge eating and other problematic eating behaviors
  • Increased mindfulness
  • Greater appreciation for their bodies
  • Increased intuitive eating (eating based on hunger cues instead of emotional and environmental cues)

This program is taught live online by Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. who developed and researched the program.

Continuing Education:

Dietitians may receive a certificate for 21.5 continuing education credits upon completion of the course. Please contact Dr. Lynn Rossy for details at


Orientation: January 27, 2022

Class: February 10 - April 14, 2022

Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00 PM Central Time

    Sliding Scale Tuition:

    In an effort to support people that have lost jobs or income during this difficult time, I am still offering discounts for those that need it. The intention is to make this offering more affordable to those with financial challenges, particularly due to the COVID crises, and to allow those who are more fortunate in their financial circumstances an opportunity to practice generosity. Please choose the fee that matches your ability to pay.

    • Our-Cost Tuition: $298  At this level, your registration fee fully covers the costs of your attending an offering.
    • Subsidized Tuition at 25% discount: $223.50 – Use Coupon code TCME25 
    • Subsidized Tuition at 50% discount: $149.00 – Use Coupon code TCME50
    Click here to register for your preferred class.

    Read what participants have to say about the class:

    “I found Dr. Rossy’s book and her class to be a transforming experience. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I have knowledge about food and nutrition but that’s exactly what often gets in my own way and in the way of assisting others! Dr. Rossy has shown me it’s much more than what you eat. I became aware of my own food rules that I have clung to for years. I began applying mindfulness practices to other areas of my life and found more peace and happiness in daily living. If you want something lasting, I encourage you to sign up for Eat for Life and/or by the book. It’s worth every penny!” –Nancy Strot

    “EFL has been a transformational experience…my relationship to food has changed dramatically.  I actually think about food much less than before — now it’s rarely on my mind until I begin to experience hunger.  And I am savoring my food infinitely more…EFL embodies an intuitive, gracious approach to living, and I am captivated by the gentleness and kindness inherent in the process.” –Linda Dyer

    “It is amazing that 10 weeks have gone past. I will use the “make peace with food” for a long time to come, that has been the most successful tip. I don’t have forbidden food, or food that is “bad.” I can have it just in the quantity that will satisfy. Thank you for the insight and the motivation.  You have made this a successful experience that has changed my life.” –Amy Hampton

    How does Eat for Life online work?

    We will meet live as a group each week for two hours on a platform called Zoom. You can take the class from the comfort of your own home and still engage in a lively, meaningful group learning experience and exchange.

     I have used the Zoom platform for a few years now and I’m very pleased with the results. While of course it’s not the same as being in the same room with people, it comes pretty close (see Zoom training videos here). Zoom offers the possibility to meet with the whole group but also for small break-out groups, which is also an important part of my in-person classes.

     A high-speed internet connection is recommended. Computers, tablets, and phones work, but keep in mind that with the smaller screen of a tablet or phone the images of your class friends will be very small. Your device needs an in-build camera and either an in-build microphone or you need a microphone to plug in. In addition, I will be recording the sessions so that if you have to miss one then you will be able to see the entire session later.

    About the Instructor

    Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is an author and health psychologist. She is the President of theCenter for Mindful Eating and has been teaching the Eat for Life since 2006. She is the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness, LLC, specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for eating, stress, and workplace wellness. 

    She developed an empirically validated mindful 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.

    Sign up for her monthly blog and listen to her mindfulness recordings at, be inspired by her posts on Facebook, or sign up for her daily tweets on mindful eating and living on Twitter @DrLynnRossy. You may email her at

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    PO Box 30033

    Columbia, MO 65205

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