Lori has completed advanced training in Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) along with mindfulness-based stress reduction programming. A combination of meditation practice and mindful eating exercises have been shown in National Health Institute studies to impact binge eating. Lori provides group programming to support non-judgmental awareness and help individuals respond to appetite and satisfaction cues to replace binge eating patterns.
As a non-diet group facilitator, Lori has worked with such established program as MB-EAT, HUGS -Staying off the Diet Roller Coaster (used in Canada’s National Vitality Program) and Ellyn Satter’s VISIONS program Treating the Dieting Casualty.
With eating disorder prevention as a key interest, Lori has offered mother daughter programming focused on expected physical and emotional changes in puberty. Size diversity, body image, development of self-esteem and media literacy have been the focus of this work. It has been a joy for her to witness moms and their daughters laugh and connect on this topic of transition.
In the surrounding community, Lori has provided wellness programming and professional trainings in schools, universities, businesses, and support groups. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and has offered breastfeeding and infant nutrition classes to expectant parents and new mothers.
*”Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, an RD or RDN must fulfill a specially designed, accredited nutrition curriculum, complete an extensive supervised program of practice at a health care facility, foodservice organization or community agency and pass a rigorous registration exam.” (Quoted directly from:
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