What is the Mindful Eating Group (MEG)?
The Mindful Eating Group, is a small discussion group lead by a Registered Dietitian. We will work on learning mindful eating techniques and the evidence behind mindful eating to improve your relationship with food.
How can this help me?
Food and eating can be a very emotional and overwhelming task in our society whether thats due to stress in our lives or how the media portrays food and eating. In our society sometimes we have lost the sense of what it feels like to-JUST EAT. In this group we will learn to come back to our physiological senses, become aware, and learn what it truly means to be hungry and what it truly means to be full. We urge anyone who is having issues with food or just wants to learn how to eat healthier please attend this class. That being said, if you feel as though you have underlying mental or physiological issues you may need to seek help from a psychologist or physician before mindful eating is helpful to you.
What can I expect from attending the MEG sessions?
In each hour long mindful eating session, in addition to learning about what mindful eating is, where it came from, and the evidence behind it, we will practice mindful eating exercises while eating a meal. The number of students who can sign up for this group is limited so that we can provide a very intimate comfortable environment to eat and practice these exercises.
How can I sign-up?
Will more sessions be held in the future?
Sessions are held once every semester. Contact: Nutrition@rice.edu
to find out when the next sessions will be held.
Where can I find more information on Mindful Eating?
The information provided in the Mindful Eating Group pulls from a variety of literature on mindful eating, the list is provided below.
Albers, S. Mindful Eating 101. (Recommended reading to go along with the Mindful Eating Group).
Chozen-Bays, J. Mindful Eating.
Wasnik, B. Mindless Eating.
Altman, D. Meal by Meal.
The Center for Mindful Eating (offers a multitude on the latest information on mindful eating and free webinars on mindful eating)