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The Power of Habit (CHES)

The Power of Habit (CHES)

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

This course is only for CHES practitioners registered with NCHEC

NY Times Best Seller that was requested by multiple RDNs! A study by Duke University found that more than 40% of the actions people perform each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits. Our course is a comprehensive review of the evidence-based research regarding why habits exist, their benefits or downfalls, and how we can change them. Award-winning business reporter, Charles Duhigg, discusses a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. The key to exercising regularly, eating healthy, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work and how to get rid of the bad habits. Learn how companies study our habits to influence what we buy.


Named “One of the Best Books of the Year” – The Wall Street Journal

Entertaining…enjoyable…fascinating…a serious look at the science of habit formation and change. – New York Times Book Review 

A first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style, and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break or bad habits. – The Economist

New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg’s fascinating best-seller is about how people, businesses and organizations develop positive routines that make them productive—and happy. – The Washington Post 

10.75 Hour Program I.D. #SS114228_TPOH CHES 10.75 Hours / 7 MCHES Hours

Charles Duhigg
Course Expiration Date: Apr-07-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 1.1.1, 2.1.1, 3.1.1., 4.1.1, 6.1.2
Product Name

Book Only (2620)

Regular price $16.00 $16.00

10.75 CE Online Test Only (2621CHES)

Regular price $94.00

10.75 CE Book & Online Test (2622CHES)

Regular price $105.00

Book Details

Author Charles Duhigg
Year Published 2014
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Random House
ISBN 978-0812981605
Format Paperback
Page Count 416
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 10.75 CE Online Test Only: 175449
  • 10.75 CE Book & Online Test: 175449

Course Objectives

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based 

CHES Competencies for 10.75 hour course – 3.75 CHES hours

1.2.4 Procure Secondary Data

2.3.4 Adopt, adapt and/or develop tailored interventions for priority populations to
achieve desired outcomes.

7.1.1 Identify potential partners and stakeholders

MCHES Competencies for 10.75 hour course – 7 MCHES hours

4.1.9 Develop instruments for collecting data

2.3.3 Assess the effectiveness and alignment of existing interventions to desired outcomes

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

  1. Discuss and give examples of each part of the habit loop
  2. Describe how to create a new habit
  3. Explain the importance and potential of the keystone habit 
  4. Discuss how willpower, crisis, and predicting habits can be used in successful organizations
  5. Describe how habits can be used in social movements, religious organizations, and nationwide campaigns

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Why We Chose This Book

Several dietitians suggested this title and our reviewers totally agreed and requested to
review it.  This book spent more than sixty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than forty languages. The author is an award-winning journalist and researcher who had followed research on habits for over eight years before writing the book. He stated that he became interested in the power of habits when he was a reporter in Baghdad and learned from an army major how he stopped riots from happening by convincing the mayor to keep food trucks from the plaza area when a crowd of Iraqis gathered. People got hungry by evening and left the plaza instead of starting a riot. It was so simple but so telling about what humans do.

About the Author

Charles Duhigg, is a reporter for the New York Time. He is also the author of Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Productivity in Life and Business. He was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for a series about Apple named “The iEconomy“. He studied history at Yale and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.