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Course Overview

What is a relaxed eater? Relaxed eaters trust themselves to eat enough and to eat a wide variety of foods to nourish their bodies. What’s missing is anxiety or conflict over these food choices. They can “go with the flow” when it comes to eating. While they have learned to follow routines in all areas of their lives, including eating, they also can handle disruption of that routine with little angst. They can eat in social situations or alone, and can navigate the food environment to enjoy the food that also happens to nourish their bodies.

Most parents wish they themselves were relaxed eaters and desire to raise their children to be relaxed eaters as well. Parents have a limited window of ages 0 to 2 years to instill good eating behaviors in their toddlers, and then help those children practice, refine, and improve those behaviors throughout their childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. This course provides practical tips for parents and caregivers on how to approach “relaxed eating” to promote a healthy relationship with food issues and improve health outcomes.

About the Course Author

Wendy Lee Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has worked for several years in clinical nutrition management in California, Virginia, and Utah. Her clinical experience includes acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care facilities. She is a nutrition support specialist, a certified lactation educator, and a nutrition wound care clinician. She has volunteered in several positions for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to advocate for consumer protection and access to the best nutrition care for those in her community. She now works as a regional vice president for Morrison Healthcare, supporting hospital food service teams and continuing work in her local communities to address social determinants of health. Wendy Lee Phillips, MS, RD, CNSC, CLE, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist


    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

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  • Learning Objectives:

    Communicate behavioral interventions to promote relaxed eating at meals to parents.; Identify three learning strategies that influence a child’s relationship with food.; List at least four practical tips for crafting a healthy mealtime environment.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.