247. Intuitive Eating: What Every Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Needs to Know

Monday, October 28
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom I/II
CE: 1.5
Level 2 – Intermediate
Activity Code: 149481

There is growing interest in intuitive eating among scientists and consumers, evidenced by over 90 studies and over 750,000 Instagram posts. Intuitive eating is an evidenced-based approach to eating and movement created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Intuitive eating is a weight-neutral approach to health, but there is confusion as to how this model can be effectively used in medical nutrition therapy, eating disorders and weight management. This is the first time that Evelyn and Elyse will speak together at a national conference. Learn from the pioneers:
-how and why intuitive eating was developed
-the official definition of intuitive eating.
-how interoceptive awareness, a core concept behind intuitive eating, can be a patient’s empowerment tool to emotional and physical health
-research updates on the benefits of intuitive eating.
– how this model is the bridge to a gratifying way to work with patients on a variety of issues, without causing harm.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe three evidence-based benefits of intuitive eating.
  • Explain three ways that intuitive eating can be integrated with medical nutrition therapy.
  • Outline three reasons a weight-neutral or Health at Every Size approach is a key component of intuitive eating.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 6020 Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • 5200 Disordered eating (disease/disorder)
  • 1050 Ethics

Performance Indicator:

  • 11.2.8 Develops messaging, applying principles of change management, motivation and evidence-based practice.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 9.6.1 Determines and applies counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower customers to make changes.


  • Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, EP-C


    Capitol Nutrition Group

  • Speaker(s)

  • Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S

    Nutrition Therapist and Author

    Private Practice

  • Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND

    Nutrition Therapist/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

    Private Practice