Processed Food Addiction (CHES)

Processed Food Addiction (CHES)

Foundations, Assessment, and Recovery

This course is only for CHES practitioners.

Obesity and eating disorders often defy logic for any health practitioner working with patients.  The authors are experts in addictions and specifically, processed food addiction. It contains evidence-based research supporting the diagnosis of addiction and a deep-dive into how processed foods become addictive.

They share PFA recovery concepts in detail. The material bridges the research into practical steps that health professionals can employ in their practices.

27 Hour Program I.D. #SS114228_PFA 27 CHES Hours / 7 MCHES Hours

Joan Ifland, PhD, Mariann Marcus, PhD, and Harry Preuss, MD
Course Expiration Date: Apr-07-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.6.9, 10.2.11, 11.1.5, 12.1.1
Product Name

Book Only (2560)

Regular price $50.00 $50.00

27 CE Online Test Only (2561CHES)

Regular price $155.00

27 CE Book & Online Test (2562CHES)

Regular price $200.00

Book Details

Author Joan Ifland, PhD, Mariann Marcus, PhD, and Harry Preuss, MD
Year Published 2020
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher CRC Press
ISBN 978-0367503420
Format Paperback
Page Count 480
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 27 CE Online Test Only: 175660
  • 27 CE Book & Online Test: 175660

Course Objectives

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based 

CHES Competencies for 27 hour course – 20 CHES hours

1.2.4 Procure secondary data

1.26 Identify data gaps

1.3.2 Determine the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, skills and behaviors that impact the health and health literacy of  the priority populations

4.1.8 Adopt or modify existing instruments for collecting data

MCHES Competencies for 27 hour course – 7 MCHES hours

1.4.1 Compare findings to norms, existing data and other information

3.1.4 Establish training protocol

4.2.8 Adopt, adapt and/or develop instruments for collecting data

Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:

  1. Describe three contributors that help explain the process of addiction.
  2. Identify how many years it takes for successful medical research to be used in clinical practice.
  3. Discuss four contributing factors to the growing obesity problem in the US.
  4. Describe the obesity theory, incentive sensitization.
  5. Identify five disorder that comprise the metabolic syndrome.
  6. Discuss the prevalence of consuming processed foods by bariatric patients, binge-eaters, and the typical US population.
  7. Name three behaviors a client uses when adopting abstinence to prevent lapses.
  8. Describe the Center for Mindful Eating’s description of mindful eating.
  9. Explain how many ingestions of milkshakes it takes before addictive neuroadaptions occur.
  10. Name the three core dysfunctions in processed food addictions.
  11. Identify approximately how many food additives the processed food industry uses in foods.
  12. Explain three therapies used successfully in treating PFA.
  13. Name two special concerns when working with children and teens and PFA.

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Why We Chose This Book

This topic and book were suggested by several RDNs who saw this topic as a coming concern and field of study for the dietetic profession.

About the Author

Joan Ifland, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Food Addiction Training, LLC. She is the first chair of the Food Addiction Council the American College of Nutrition.

Mariann Marcus, EdD, RN, is professor emerita at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, Houston, TX. 

Harry Preuss, MD, is a tenured professor in four departments at Georgetown University Medical Center: Biochemistry, Physiology, Medicine, and Pathology.