Methods

NP 110: Introduction to Nutritional Psychology Methods (NP 110)


Description
Welcome to NP 110!

This course lays the foundation for the field of nutritional psychology (NP). It provides the first complete conceptualization for understanding the psychological, cognitive, behavioral, sensory-perceptual, interoceptive, and psychosocial aspects of the diet-mental health relationship. By completing this course, you will learn the concepts, methods, definitions, language, and research informing NP.

Please note that upon enrolling, you will have 90 days to access and complete the course. Please make use of the Module Download Kits and take notes on the material as you progress. If you are a CNP Member, don't forget to use your discount code when enrolling!

CNP is committed to providing equal learning opportunities for students. If you find that your needs have not been fully met, please contact us and we will make all necessary accommodations. Neither CNP nor the course instructors have any financial, commercial, or other conflicts of interest to disclose related to the planning, promotion, delivery, or evaluation of this continuing education course. CNP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to facilitating the development of nutritional psychology within mental healthcare.

Neither CNP nor the course instructors have any conflicts of interest to disclose related to this course.

On behalf of the CNP Team, welcome to the start of your learning journey in nutritional psychology!

*For those taking this course for continuing education (CE/CPE) credits*:

CNP is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists and mental health providers, by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to provide CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for Licensed Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (RDs/DTRs). This course currently provides 10 CE Credits and 10 CPE credits. CNP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CAMFT (Instructions):
Upon completion of NP 110 (including the general course evaluation), please message your instructor and provide your full name and provider or license number. We will validate your course completion and issue a certificate meeting BBS criteria.

APA (Instructions):
For those of you who are licensed psychologists, the certificate at the end of the course is sufficient. You do not need to contact us for anything additional.

CDR (Instructions):
To meet CDR requirements, you must complete NP 110, the general course evaluation, and an additional CDR-required evaluation. This additional CDR evaluation is titled "NP 110 CDR Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool for Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)" and can be found at the end of the course. Upon completing these requirements, please message your instructor and provide your full name and provider number. We will validate your course completion and provide you with a certificate meeting CDR criteria.
Content
  • Administrative
  • NP 110 Syllabus
  • Instructor Welcome Message
  • Instructor and Contributor Bios
  • Continuing Education Committee
  • Course Disclaimer
  • Module 1: Introduction to Nutritional Psychology
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • The Six Elements of NP
  • Research Methods Used in Nutritional Psychology
  • Conclusion
  • M1 Quiz
  • MODULE 2: Diet-Psychological Relationship (DPR)
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • DPR Bi-Directionality
  • DPR Research Categories
  • DPR Dietary Intake Patterns
  • DPR Research Exploration
  • Conclusion
  • M2: Quiz
  • Module 3: Diet-Behavioral Relationship (DBR)
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • The Cognitive-Behavioral Dietary Intake Cycle
  • Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts I
  • NP 110 Research Summary: Foraging Behavior
  • Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts II
  • Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts III
  • Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts IV
  • Conclusion
  • M3: Quiz
  • Module 4: Diet-Cognitive Relationship (DCR)
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Neuroanatomical and Cognitive Development
  • The Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Reward/Motivation (DA) System
  • Cognitive Abilities and the DCR: Attention and HDLM
  • Cognitive Abilites and the DCR: Executive Functions
  • DCR-Informed Treatment Interventions
  • Conclusion
  • M4 Quiz
  • Module 5: Diet-Sensory-Perceptual relationship (DSPR)
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Sensory-Perceptual Processes in the DSPR
  • Senses in Dietary Intake: Smell
  • Senses in Dietary Intake: Taste, Flavor, and Texture
  • Senses in Dietary Intake: Visual Processes
  • Senses in Dietary Intake: Hearing
  • Physiological Responses to Sensory-Processing Signals: CPRs
  • Post-Ingestive Sensations in Dietary Intake
  • Conclusion
  • M5 Quiz
  • Module 6: diet-Interoceptive relationship (DIR)
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • What Is Interoception?
  • The Anterior Insular Cortex (AIC)
  • Interoceptive Awareness (IA)
  • DMHR IA Model
  • Conclusion
  • M6: Quiz
  • Module 7: diet-psychosocial relationship (DPSR)
  • Overview
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Social Norms
  • Social Norms in Youth
  • Social Norms in Community and Culture
  • Social Norms in Snacking
  • Social Modeling
  • Conclusion
  • M7: Quiz
  • FINAL EXAM
  • Final Exam Instructions
  • NP 110 Final Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • CDR Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool for RDs and DTRs
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "NP 110 Syllabus, Instructor Welcome Message, Instructor and Contributor Bios, Continuing Education Committee, Course Disclaimer, Overview, Terms and Definitions, The Six Elements of NP, Research Methods Used in Nutritional Psychology, Conclusion, M1 Quiz, Overview, Terms and Definitions, DPR Bi-Directionality, DPR Research Categories, DPR Dietary Intake Patterns, DPR Research Exploration, Conclusion, M2: Quiz, Overview, Terms and Definitions, The Cognitive-Behavioral Dietary Intake Cycle, Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts I, NP 110 Research Summary: Foraging Behavior, Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts II, Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts III, Dietary Intake Behavior: Concepts IV, Conclusion, M3: Quiz, Overview, Terms and Definitions, Neuroanatomical and Cognitive Development, The Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Reward/Motivation (DA) System, Cognitive Abilities and the DCR: Attention and HDLM, Cognitive Abilites and the DCR: Executive Functions, DCR-Informed Treatment Interventions, Conclusion, M4 Quiz, Overview, Terms and Definitions, Sensory-Perceptual Processes in the DSPR, Senses in Dietary Intake: Smell, Senses in Dietary Intake: Taste, Flavor, and Texture, Senses in Dietary Intake: Visual Processes, Senses in Dietary Intake: Hearing, Physiological Responses to Sensory-Processing Signals: CPRs, Post-Ingestive Sensations in Dietary Intake, Conclusion, M5 Quiz, Overview, Terms and Definitions, What Is Interoception?, The Anterior Insular Cortex (AIC), Interoceptive Awareness (IA), DMHR IA Model, Conclusion, M6: Quiz, Overview, Terms and Definitions, Social Norms, Social Norms in Youth, Social Norms in Community and Culture, Social Norms in Snacking, Social Modeling, Conclusion, M7: Quiz, Final Exam Instructions, NP 110 Final Exam, Course Evaluation"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever