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Mindful Morsels: Mindful Eating- January 16, 2017, 11:00 am, John Jones C

Mindful Morsels: Mindful Eating- January 16, 2017, 11:00 am, John Jones C

Mindful Morsels is back for 2018. Mindful Eating will be held January 16, 2017, at 11:00 am in John Jones C.

Begin 2018 with more skills to eat well and with more pleasure. Our food intake is our primary contact with our environment. Many of us eat because of the environmental cues and not because we are hungry. There are ample pleasures associated with our food intake. However, we often eat mindlessly while working on our computer, reading the newspaper, watching television, or driving.  We finish our meals without appreciation, awareness, satiety, or satisfaction. This session is an opportunity to bring more pleasure and control into our daily lives. Often, it is not what we are eating that is making us overweight and contributing to disease but rather what is eating us. Mindfulness can ground us in the present moment. Mindful Eating may be the most important step we make in 2018 to an increased quality of life. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, which will be incorporated into the session. 

Target Audience: physicians, nurses, PAs, residents, students, dentists, hygienists, social workers

Series Objectives:

  • Connect principles of non-judgment, patience, curiosity, trust, and acceptance to personal wellness and professional excellence
  • Recognize opportunities to increase self-awareness, connection, and compassion
  • Incorporate mindfulness techniques into practical internal processes
  • Relate mindful growth to reflect in external environments and approach to patient-centered care. 

Disclosure Statement:

The West Virginia University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WVU Office of CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Statement:

All those in a position to control content of this program have indicated that they have no relevant interests to disclose.

For questions or additional information regarding this program, please contact Joanna DiStefano at