Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating


2 CECs

Many of us have eaten for emotional reasons at some time in our lives and our food choices can be directly linked to mood. Why we do this and how to regulate emotional eating is a key area of research in the nutrition sphere. This short course outlines triggers leading to emotional eating, the biology of food regulation and solutions to address emotional eating patterns.

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Learning outcomes:

  1. Determine emotional eating triggers
  2. Explain the biology of food regulation, satiety and addiction
  3. Identify hormones that influence overeating and weight gain
  4. Identify the relationship between food and mood
  5. Encourage and practice mindful and intuitive eating
  6. Discuss solutions to overeating with clients
  7. Support clients to develop a healthy relationship with food

This course includes the following topics:

  • Food regulation and satiety and appetite regulation
  • Food addiction and food craving
  • Emotional eating triggers
  • Solutions to address emotional eating
  • Change the food environment and create new habits
  • Food and mood

This course provides credit for 1 module within the unit Psychology of Nutrition (PON202) in the Nutrition Coach course.

Additional information

Course type

Short course

Delivery method


Nominal hours


Assessment method

Multiple Choice, Short answer questionnaire



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