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Food Psychology: improving relationships with food

20+ hours of content

100% delivered online

12 months of access to material

0 prerequisites


Course instructor

Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environment…

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Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the below organisation(s).

Are you ready to farewell unhealthy eating habits for good? This course will help you get your relationship with food back on track. Learn about the role our brain plays in food choices. Understand the factors that lead to overeating. Equip yourself with strategies to instil healthier habits, encourage body positivity and improve your mental health.

What you'll take away from this course

Knowledge about our brain’s role in food choices
Solutions to manage emotional eating
Strategies to instil healthy eating habits
How to encourage body positivity
Diet and mental health information

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, to learn about unhealthy eating habits, like overeating, and how you can get your relationship with food back on track and keep it here.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and instructors at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

This short course is divided into six core topics. You’ll start by learning about behaviours associated with overeating, look at factors leading to emotional eating and overeating and the effect of dieting on mental health. Explore the psychological reasons behind food choices, how you establish eating patterns, and various strategies to improve your eating habits and develop body positivity.

Overeating Behaviours

Explore your relationship with food and the influence of your brain.

Factors Contributing to Overeating

Examine the psychological factors that impact overeating.

Strategies to Curb Overeating Behaviours

Learn how you can break unhealthy eating patterns for good.

Identifying Ultra-Processed Food

Discover how ultra-processed food is made, marketed and affects your health.

Diet and Mental Health

Consider the link between what you eat and how you feel physically and mentally.

Body Positivity

Equip yourself with strategies to become more body positive and self-confident.

Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees are able to identify habits and factors leading to emotional eating and overeating, build habits to overcome overeating, encourage body positivity and reduce body dissatisfaction, identify the connection between diet and mental health, and implement strategies to improve relationships with food.

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If you love Food Psychology, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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