Teleconferences & Webinars

The Center for Mindful Eating hosts a variety of teleconferences and webinars many of which are free and open to the public. Our programs are intended to support professionals and anyone interested in exploring and understanding the principles of mindfulness and mindful eating. Some teleconferences are specified for members only, and our more focused trainings include a small fee.  All of our programs listings are for Eastern Standard Time (EST or EDT). To convert the time to your local area, we suggest using this time zone converter.

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Upcoming events

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)
    • Free & Open to the Public

    Join us for our monthly online community meditation!  Meditation cultivates attention and awareness of thoughts, feelings, and all the senses without judgment. It encourages curiosity and cultivates compassion, thus providing a foundation for mindful eating.

    The Center for Mindful Eating is committed to developing a community who share the above view and create a protected time and space to deepen your meditation practice together with like-minded people. 

    This meditation drop-in class is designed for those who have an existing mindfulness practice is led by a member of TCME's board of directors.

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Free for TCME Members / $15 non-members

    Grateful individuals experience a wide variety of social, psychological, and physical health benefits. In this webinar, we will explore the

    benefits of being grateful and how to use gratitude as part of your mindful eating practice. Particularly before the holiday season sets in, when we are faced with challenges to our mindful eating practice as well as opportunities for love and connection, learn how gratitude can play a part in making the holidays (and any time of year) really joyous. This webinar is suitable for dietitians, therapists, or anyone interested in how to make gratitude a regular practice at mealtime and in response to all aspects of our lives.

    Participants will:

    • Practice a Gratitude Meditation
    • List two benefits of gratitude on your health

    Enhance Your Mindful Eating Practice with Gratitude
    Lynn Rossy, Ph. D.

    November 15, 2017 | 12 pm EST (

    1 CE, APA and CDR approved for therapists and dietitians

    FREE for TCME members | $15 non-members

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    Lynn Rossy, Ph.D. is a health psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for stress,

    eating, and workplace wellness. She developed a ten-week Eat for Life class that teaches people to eat mindfully and intuitively, love

    their bodies, and find deeper meaning in their lives. She published The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End

    Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life which was named one of the top ten mindfulness books of 2016 by

    She is the Vice President of the The Center for Mindful Eating. She is a member of Les Dames d”Escoffier International, an organization

    of professional women with high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • FREE - Offered by donation

    Cuando trabajamos la nutrición pediátrica, en específico los problemas relacionados a la ingesta excesiva, o deficiente y monótona de los niños y adolescentes, necesitamos entender las costumbres y creencias del sistema familiar en torno a la alimentación. La alimentación consciente (Mindful Eating) puede permitir a los niños reconectar con la sabiduría natural de sus cuerpos para tomar decisiones adecuadas en torno al comer. También puede ayudar a los padres a recuperar la confianza en que sus hijos pueden comer sana y equilibradamente, sin necesidad de tantas reglas y restricciones alimentarias. 

    Los asistentes aprenderán:

    • Explorar las costumbres alimentarias en casa
    • Entender las expectativas y creencias que tienen los padres en torno al abordaje nutricional 
    • Enseñar ejercicios sencillos de Alimentación Consciente para el hijo y sus padres
    In the work of pediatric nutrition, particularly the issues related to an excessive or poor consumption of food that some children and teenagers have, it is necessary to understand the family eating habits and beliefs around food. Mindful Eating can help children reconnect with the wisdom of their bodies to make adequate eating decisions. It can also help parents trust their children skills to eat a healthy and balanced diet without too many rules or food restrictions.

     Participants will:
    • To explore the Family eating habits
    • To understand the parents beliefs and expectations around the nutritional approach
    • To teach simple mindful eating tips for the child and his family

    Mindful Eating para la Familia | Mindful Eating for the Family
    November 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm (
    Abierta a todo el público - 
    Open to the public

    Dra. Claudia Vega es pediatra, nutricionista y psicoterapeuta basada en Mindfulness. Trabaja con familias e individuos a entender la relación mente-cuerpo para poder hacer cambios de actitud y comportamiento y poder llevar estilos de vida más saludables. Se ha entrenado en el programa MECL 1 y 2 y es maestra calificada de MBSR por la UCSD. Se ha formado también como maestra de Yoga para niños y adultos. Colabora con el Consejo de TCME. Facilita talleres de Alimentación Consciente para niños, adolescentes, adultos y familias. Su sitio web es: 

    Claudia Vega, MD, MS. Claudia is a Pediatrician, Nutritionist and Mindfulness Based Psychotherapist. She works with families and individuals helping them understand the relationship between mind and body in order to achieve attitudinal and behavioral changes that allow them to have healthier lifestyles. She has trained in MECL-1 and MECL-2 and is a qualified MBSR teacher by the UCSD. She has also trained as a Yoga Teacher for children and adults. She serves on the TCME Board. She leads Mindfulness and Mindful Eating workshops for children, teenagers, adults and parents. Her website is:

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 2 CE/CPE | $30 Members, $60 Non-Members

    Presented by Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, CD 

    and Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

    As concern about body size continues as a primary topic among those interested in health and well-being, it is essential that mindful eating teachers understand the role of mindful eating in supporting the internal regulation of a healthful weight. Equally important is to recognize weight stigma, which is a driving factor for eating and weight struggles among many people. This presentation will equip mindful eating teachers with understanding, knowledge and tools to help their clients move beyond the thin ideal to make eating choices that truly support their health and well-being.

    • Participant goals:
    • Describe the role of mindful eating in supporting the internal regulation of body weight.
    • Identify three ways weight stigma contributes to ill health.
    • Explain the self-determination theory that supports the power of mindful eating to help people make discerning choices in the interest of their health.

    This program is the last of our Foundations of Mindful Eating webinar series  that are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction provide a foundation in mindful eating principles and practices. This program will meet twice for a total of 2 hours and will be recorded. Two (2) CE/CPE for therapists and dietitians will be provided by ISG following completion of the post-test survey and evaluation. ISG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  ISG is also a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  ISG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    See all the Foundations Series Webinars scheduled in 2017


    A registered dietitian nutritionist, Marsha Hudnall, has been a voice of reason and a thought leader for the last three decades in helping women move away from restrictive notions of food and health so that they can better adopt a sustainable approach to eating well. 

    She has spent the last three decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves through mindful eating and living. Her mission is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about health and weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat -- a recipe made in heaven for eating well.

    Since 1986, Marsha has been a part of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the Vermont women's retreat that pioneered the non-diet approach to health and healthy weights. An accomplished writer, she has written hundreds of articles for popular magazines, newsletters and professional journals, and has worked extensively on a national basis to produce curricula and pamphlets to educate the public about nutrition and about the impact of dieting and the diet mentality on eating behaviors, including binge eating and emotional eating. 

    Long active with several national professional associations, Marsha recently stepped down from the board of the Binge Eating Disorder Association in order to serve as the president of The Center for Mindful Eating.

    You can find Marsha on Green Mountain's website, which features her writing in articles and on her blog A Weight Lifted. You can also reach her on Twitter @MarshaHudnall and on Green Mountain at Fox Run's Facebook page, or email her at

    Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and science writer, most recently the author of Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss. Her talk at TEDGlobal 2013 about why she stopped dieting and started eating mindfully has received over 3.5 million views, and she has published opinion pieces in The New York Times and elsewhere.

    In collaboration with Sam Wang from Princeton University, she wrote two other books. Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life was named Young Adult Science Book of the Year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009. Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College was published in 2011.

    She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of postdoctoral research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience, a leading scientific journal in the field of brain research, in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003 to 2008.

    In her free time, Sandra loves dancing, truck camping, travel photography, hiking, and cooking. You can reach her via, on Twitter @sandra_aamodt, or at

Past events

04 Oct 2017 Emotional Nourishment: Four sure-ways of filling up without food
03 Oct 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
29 Sep 2017 Heartfulness: Where Compassionate and Joyful Living Meet
19 Sep 2017 Breaking the Should Habit
05 Sep 2017 Mindful Eating for Athletes
05 Sep 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
15 Aug 2017 Eating Well - The Role of Mindful Eating in Nutrition Education
09 Aug 2017 The Five Precepts of Mindful Eating: Ethical Considerations on the Path
01 Aug 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
18 Jul 2017 The Brain Science Behind Mindful Eating
26 Jun 2017 Bring Mindfulness to Emotional Eating
13 Jun 2017 Cultivating a Formal Mindfulness Meditation Practice
06 Jun 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
05 Jun 2017 Eating with Attention
16 May 2017 Creating Mindful Eaters: Building Mindful Mealtime Skills with Children
02 May 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
25 Apr 2017 Beyond Hope: Five Must-have Emotions for Eating Disorder Recovery
13 Apr 2017 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
04 Apr 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
14 Mar 2017 Establishing a Mindful Eating Practice
07 Mar 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
21 Feb 2017 Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit.
14 Feb 2017 Three Roots of Mindful Eating
07 Feb 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 Jan 2017 Mindful Eating Day 2017
18 Jan 2017 Understanding the Good Practice Guidelines for Mindful Eating Teachers
03 Jan 2017 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
06 Dec 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
05 Dec 2016 Creating a Sacred Kitchen: How to sanctify your eating space & make it holy
29 Nov 2016 Annual Fundraising Auction
01 Nov 2016 How to Manage Your Feelings to Improve Your Relationship with Food.
01 Nov 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
28 Oct 2016 Lovingkindness as the 6th Food Group: Adding Emotional Nourishment to Mindful Eating
11 Oct 2016 5 Steps to Overcoming Feelings of Food Addiction
04 Oct 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
22 Sep 2016 La Magia de Comer Despacio | The Magic in Slowing Down en Espanol
20 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Resources that Promote Shame Resilience
06 Sep 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
29 Aug 2016 Introducing Mindful Eating to Your Clients with Anorexia
16 Aug 2016 Mindless Eating as a Form of Self-Betrayal
02 Aug 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
11 Jul 2016 The Magic of Slowing Down
05 Jul 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
28 Jun 2016 Responding to Emotional Eating Struggles with KAR-ing
07 Jun 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
26 May 2016 Shame: The Soul Eating Emotion
16 May 2016 Yoga & Mindful Eating for Children
03 May 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 May 2016 Research Methods for Beginners
26 Apr 2016 Get Stressed, Eat, Repeat. Why Eating Becomes Habit
20 Apr 2016 Food and Forgiveness - Part II
13 Apr 2016 Discovering Delicious Movement
05 Apr 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
23 Mar 2016 Members Roundtable Discussion - Healthy Weights
21 Mar 2016 Mindful Eating: The Joy of Half a Cookie
01 Mar 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
22 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating to Enhance CBT Therapy for Binge Eating
02 Feb 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
01 Feb 2016 No More Food labels! Coaching Clients Towards Non-judgment
28 Jan 2016 Mindful Eating Day 2016
05 Jan 2016 Resolve To Make Mindful Eating Work For You & Your Clients
05 Jan 2016 Mindful Eating Community Meditation
08 Dec 2015 Wrestling with Desire: The Hindrances to Mindful Eating
02 Dec 2015 Reconnect with Food, Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders
01 Dec 2015 Community Meditation
01 Dec 2015 GivingTuesday - Our First Online Auction
20 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Sustainable Food Systems
19 Nov 2015 Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully
17 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Meditation & Mindful Eating
16 Nov 2015 Members Roundtable Discussion - Food Security
10 Nov 2015 When the Doctor Says No: Dealing with Dietary Restrictions for Medical Reasons
03 Nov 2015 Community Meditation
15 Oct 2015 Ayudando a nuestros hijos a comer con conciencia - Helping Your Child to Eat More Mindfully - In Spanish
13 Oct 2015 Medical Illness and Mindful Eating
06 Oct 2015 Community Meditation
01 Oct 2015 Diabetes and Mindful Eating: Exploring Hunger & Blood Sugar with your Clients
22 Sep 2015 Taking the Practice of Yoga and Meditation from your Mat to your Plate
16 Sep 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
16 Sep 2015 Touch Hunger, and How it Affects Our Eating Behavior
01 Sep 2015 Fear & The Diet Mentality
20 Aug 2015 Making Your Meditation Practice a Non-Negotiable Priority
12 Aug 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
23 Jul 2015 Mindfulness - Sitting Makes Eating so Much Better!
15 Jul 2015 Developing a TCME community: Meditation
07 Jul 2015 Eating With Loving Kindness
30 Jun 2015 Mindful Eating and Kids: A Physician Panel Discussion
25 Jun 2015 Concentration and Lovingkindness – The Foundations of Your Mindfulness Practice
16 Jun 2015 Amazing Grace: The Power and Function of Food Blessings
20 May 2015 Mindful Eating: Shifting the Focus from Weight to Well-being
18 May 2015 Healthy Eating Position Statement - TCME Members Discussion
13 May 2015 Food, Sustainability and the Role of Mindfulness
05 May 2015 Wrestling with Desire
27 Apr 2015 Six Mindful Eating Activities that Promote Lasting Change
23 Apr 2015 The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems
09 Apr 2015 Nourishing the Planet - How Mindful Eating Can Help
30 Mar 2015 Build A Better Diet - Family
18 Mar 2015 Mindfulness and Compassion, Two Wings of a Bird
05 Mar 2015 Talking Nice: The Language of Eating Success
26 Feb 2015 Introduction To Self-Compassion-Based Eating Awareness Webinar Training
09 Feb 2015 Life Skills to Heal Troubled Eating
22 Jan 2015 Developing a Practice of Healthful Eating: How Mindful Eating Can Help
19 Jan 2015 Auto-compasión y alimentación con atención plena / Self-Compassion and Mindful Eating
08 Dec 2014 Here Come the Holidays: 5 Steps to Mindfully Enjoy Holiday Food without Weight Worries
01 Dec 2014 On a Scale of All or Nothing, How Anxious Are You?
17 Nov 2014 Stress Eating: Can We Comfort Ourselves with Food?
07 Nov 2014 The Magic of Slowing Down
27 Oct 2014 Food Fights, Fears and Feelings: Helping Kids Eat Better with Mindful Eating
16 Oct 2014 Mindful Eating and Nutrition: Helping Clients Become 'Aware'
15 Oct 2014 Using Mindfulness to Calm Anxiety
17 Sep 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Sep 2014 From the Taste of Food to the Food of our Memories
19 Aug 2014 Finding Your Healthy Weight
15 Aug 2014 Using "The Mindfulness Toolbox" to Overcome Cravings and Anxiety at Mealtime
13 Aug 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
23 Jul 2014 Eating for Quality, Not Quantity: The Magic of Our Sense of Taste
17 Jul 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
08 Jul 2014 Out of Hunger
26 Jun 2014 The BASICS of Mindful Eating
16 Jun 2014 Building Your Ideal Mindful Eating Practice
15 May 2014 Mesa Redonda: La Alimentación con Atención Plena en el Contexto de Comunidades de Habla Hispana
07 May 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
06 May 2014 Exploring Mindful Eating
24 Apr 2014 What is Mindful Eating?
14 Apr 2014 Happy Food
09 Apr 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
19 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part II)
12 Mar 2014 Using Mindfulness to Enjoy Eating More: Living with Diabetes
12 Mar 2014 Food for Thought - Helping Clients Explore Mindful Eating (Part I)
27 Feb 2014 The Self-Compassion Diet: Treating Eating Issues with Loving-Kindness
19 Feb 2014 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
18 Feb 2014 Creating Wellness
13 Feb 2014 The Weight of Words
28 Jan 2014 How Mindful Eating Can Prevent Diabetes
22 Jan 2014 Members Only - Round Table Discussion
15 Jan 2014 Mindful Eating and Motivational Interviewing: What's the Connection?
30 Dec 2013 Helping Your Clients Create A Mindful Eating Practice
05 Dec 2013 Multitasking -- Saving Time or Losing Enjoyment at Meals?
01 Nov 2013 Multi-Tasking and Mindful Eating
08 Oct 2013 Curiosity is the Key: Helping Kids Enjoy Eating
24 Sep 2013 The Seven Keys to Unlocking Unconscious, Underlying Conflicts About Food, Weight and Self-care
16 Sep 2013 Barriers to Mindful Eating
09 Sep 2013 Staying: Turning Towards What Is Difficult
06 Aug 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
22 Jul 2013 The Intersection of Abuse and Disordered Eating
17 Jul 2013 Mental Weight
05 Jun 2013 Mindfully Listening to Your Inner Child
22 May 2013 The Vital Role of "Stomach Hunger" in Learning Satiety
14 May 2013 Mindful Eating -- for the health of it!
07 May 2013 Teleconference: Accessing Acceptance
17 Apr 2013 Non-Judgment: A Case Study
12 Mar 2013 Mindful Eating and Diabetes: Effects of Awareness on Blood Glucose Control

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