Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness

This book explains the proven, popular counseling approach, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and shows how to integrate it into present counseling interactions with clients. MI offers tools to help clients work through ambivalence and avoid quick-fixes and overcome barriers to change and maintain healthier habits. Sample dialogues show specific ways to improve conversations on movement and planning and eating better. “This book fills a void in the education of nutrition …professionals. Even the most experienced professional will find useful ideas to apply in practice.” Molly Kellogg, RDN, LCSW, private practice, Philadelphia, PA

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1460)
15 CE Paper Test Only (1461)
25 CE Paper Test Only (1462)
15 CE Book & Paper Test (1463)
25 CE Book & Paper Test (1464)
15 CE Online Test Only (W1461)
25 CE Online Test Only (W1462)
15 CE Book & Online Test (W1463)
25 CE Book & Online Test (W1464)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Guilford Press
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (3020) Assessment of target groups, populations
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4060) Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5100) Elderly
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (6000) Education, Training, and Counseling
  • (6010) Behavior change theories, techniques
  • (6020) Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • (6030) Education theories and techniques for adults
  • (6040) Education theories and techniques for children and adolescents
  • (6060) Learning needs assessment, learning plan development, and evaluation
  • (6070) Interviewing and listening skills

Course Objectives

Level 2 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.2, 2.1.4, 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 8.1.2, 8.3.2

CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests


Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. List and discuss the uniqueness of each stage of the five Stages of Change identified in Motivational Interviewing therapy.

2. More accurately identify each patient’s or client’s motivation to change and individualize the counseling conversation to meet the person where he or she is currently.

3. Help patients move from sustain talk or ambivalence to action.

4. Advise patients and clients better on nutrition information geared for their needs to more successfully change and maintain behaviors related to food and fitness.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book

This topic is a major emerging addition to counseling strategies in health care fields. The authors are highly qualified and experienced.

About the author
Dawn Clifford, PhD, RDN, is Associate Professor and Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at California State University, Chico. Laura Curtis, MS, RDN, is Director of Nutritional Services at Glenn Medical Center in Willows, CA.