First Bite (CHES)

How We Learn to Eat

Very interesting book, evidence-based discussion on the earliest influences on how we learn to eat and why we choose and love the foods that we do. Important for counselors who want to understand and affect food choices of their clients and patients. The book’s message is that we can assess the way we learned to eat as children to discover new flavors and healthier food habits as adults.


“The best way to develop good taste in children is to start very young: babies are particularly open to new flavors at 4–7 months of age. But once you're past that, let children choose among healthy foods without forcing anything down their throats, and keep offering small amounts until they start to like it. This actually works at any age, even for extremely picky eaters.” E. Smiley 7/8/16 Amazon

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1430)
10 CE Online Test Only (1431CHES)
20 CE Online Test Only (1432CHES)
10 CE Book & Online Test (1433CHES)
20 CE Book & Online Test (1434CHES)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Basic Books/Perseus
Page Count

Course Objectives


6.1.4 Convey health-related information to priority populations

6.1.5 Convey health-related information to key stakeholders

Advanced Competencies:

7.4.10 Evaluate advocacy efforts

7.5.1 Use evaluation and research findings

7.5.4 Use evidence-based research to develop policies to promote health


After this course, participants will be able to:

Determine appropriate intervention to help stop or change risky food habits, or re-educate clients on strategies to incorporate healthy food intakes.

Recommended For...
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book
This food and eating book educates the dietitian or health professional on their clients’ food choices and how to influence them to eat better.
About the author
Bee Wilson is an acclaimed food writer, historian, and author of four books. She has been named BBC Radio’s Food Writer of the Year.