Motivational Interviewing - RD50

Motivational Interviewing

Integrating the Total Diet Approach

by Maureen Bligh, MA, RD and Sarah Mathot, MS, RD
(4.2 / 91 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


As professionals we know that an individual's "total diet" and the overall eating pattern impacts their health more than the inclusion or exclusion of any specific foods. We also know that nutrition counseling is more effective when using motivational interviewing techniques and considering total diet. However, how to integrate the total diet approach during counseling sessions is rarely addressed. This module, designed for entry level health professionals, demonstrates simple techniques using food group assessments and motivational interviewing techniques to achieve desired client dietary behavior change. The course consists of a 45-minute narrated PowerPoint presentation and written course materials. This module is a joint project of Nutrition Dimension, Inc. and the Dairy Council of California, which is solely responsible for its content.


At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Verbalize an understanding of embedding specific nutrition information in a total diet context.
  • Verbalize an understanding of multiple factors influencing clients' and consumers' dietary decisions.
  • Define and demonstrate a guided counseling approach. 

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1130, 3000, 3010, 4000, 4030, 6000, 6010, 6020, 6030, 6070, 6080 and performance indicators of 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 9.4.2.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 2/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/1/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Jael S - Ionia, MI  ·  Nov 18, 2017
nice over view of MI and total diet, enjoyed the scenarios
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Suzanne P - Reston, VA  ·  Oct 15, 2017
general overview provided. MI techniques provided /useful
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Joanne R - Greeley, CO  ·  Sep 21, 2017
Very good presentation
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REGINA G - SAN ANTONIO, TX  ·  Aug 15, 2017
Good information about motivational interviewing and applying it to nutrition.
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Theresa S - Treasure Island, FL  ·  Aug 08, 2017
The presentation is enjoyable and easy to follow.
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50