Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Professional Online Training and Mentoring Program

Our Three Month Online Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Training Program will provide you with training in the practices and approaches of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT) and other mindfulness practices as they support the practice of mindful eating and living. 

This online training embraces a non-diet, weight inclusive approach to health and well-being for disordered eating and binge eating to support you to support your clients to healing and a healthy relationship with food, body, self, and heart based on NIH researched approaches, clinical experience and collective wisdom. Our program is approved for 48 CEU credits for RD's and related professions in the U.S. and Canada.

You receive thorough training in mindful eating, in the practices and approaches of the Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training Program (MB-EAT) in our fully weight inclusive model with best mindfulness practices, including self-compassion and compassion training, and well nourished practices, as a foundation to the practice of mindful eating and living. 

This program is designed health care professionals including dietitians, psychologists, physicians, mental health practitioners, nurses, social workers, counselors, yoga trainers and related fields. Upon completion of the 3 month training, you will receive a certificate as an MB-EAT Practitioner ( MB-EAT-P) or MB-EAT Qualified Instructor (MB-EAT-QI) to share the MB-EAT skills and tools with your community.

You will learn how to better support your individual clients, experience the 12 week MB-EAT program yourself and receive training to become a Qualified MB-EAT Instructor to lead the public 12 week group program in your community. These tools can be integrated into a general clinical or coaching practice, applied individually or offered in the 12 week MB-EAT group program.

Through mindful eating practices, one learns to pay attention to what the body really needs, how to experience the full pleasure and taste of food without overeating, and how to release the guilt and struggle so often associated with eating

You will learn to become an embodied Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and meditation practitioner and instructor. This course integrates the step-by-step tools for you to teach the 12-week MB-EAT Group outpatient program to your clients. These Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) principles are also invaluable to utilize with your individual clients to integrate into your private practice. This program also includes a day long virtual retreat, a small group coaching session, unlimited email access, training materials, manuals and more!

Our certification training program is:

Interactive and Experiental

Didactic and Skills-Based

Offers Certification in Mindful Eating as an MB-EAT Practitioner or MB-EAT Qualified Instructor

Prepares you to be a skilled and embodied practitioner or teacher of Mindful Eating in the most research based program

Learn to lead mindful eating and mindfulness meditation practices confidently and skillfully

Provides in depth training in Best Practices and a weight inclusive approach

Grounded in mindfulness and compassion-based training

Where Your Personal Practice meets Your Professional Practice

Enhances and Enriches Your Professional Community Building

Our 12-week online Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Professional Training includes:

·        12 Live Interactive 2-hour sessions (Zoom)

·        Day long virtual retreat

·   Monthly Q & A sessions

Unlimited Email Access

Mindful Meditation CD/MP3 Recordings

Group coaching session

Training materials

MB-EAT Teaching Manual

  • BONUS - Graduate Mentoring and Support Group for up to one year (weekly hour-long sessions)

‘FLEX TIME’ Available:

If your schedule does not allow you to join our ‘live’ weekly sessions, we offer the ‘Flex Time’ option, whereby you review each weekly session, along with the current class, on your own schedule. You will be matched up with another student for the Teachback home practice as well. We also arrange special monthly Q&A sessions for the Flex Time students at a different day and time that usually works for everyone. You will follow the same course curriculum and receive a Certificate of Completion upon graduation. More details available upon request.

Informational Call Available

If you would like to discuss more details or requests regarding our programs with Andrea, please use this Scheduling Link to set up a Zoom meeting:


History of MB-EAT

MB-EAT was pioneered by Dr. Jean Kristeller, an Indiana State University professor, and supported by NIH-funded research. It addresses mindless and stress-related eating, emotional eating, disordered eating patterns and obesity so prevalent in our culture through the application of mindfulness meditation. The tools of inner and outer wisdom, integral to the program help support each person to make informed, balanced, healthy sustainable choices over a lifetime, while being truly nourished by food and other aspects of their lives on many levels.

You will learn to become an embodied Mindful Eating and meditation practitioner and instructor. This course integrates the step-by-step tools for you to teach the 12-week MB-EAT Group outpatient program to your clients. These Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) principles are also invaluable to utilize with your clients to integrate into your private practice.

Overview of Practices

Practices and topics introduced include mindfulness meditation, eating exercises, eating meditations, guided visualizations, loving kindness and self-compassion practices, didactic instruction, inquiry method, role playing, tools, weekly home practices, assignments, coaching and self-reflection to cultivate mindful awareness and a more balanced and positive relationship to eating and weight. This training program provides a weight neutral approach.

Learn how to navigate this terrain with new skills, tools, love and compassion in this evidence-based in-depth program that will transform your personal and professional practice. The mindful eating and living practices have a wide range of applicability including for disordered eating, emotional and stress-related eating, and weight concerns. These tools can be integrated into a general clinical or coaching practice, applied individually, group or offered in the multi-session group program.

Program Qualifications

This program is designed for health care professionals to integrate the Mindful Eating MB-EAT concepts and tools into their practice to better support their individual clients and community.

Upon completing this program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion as an MB-EAT-P Practitioner to integrate these tools and skills to work with your individual clients.

MB-EAT Graduates that would also like to offer the 12 week Group MB-EAT Program to their clients and community must meet eligibility requirements to become a ‘Qualified MB-EAT Instructor' and receive the MB-EAT-QI Certificate .

Qualifications includes having a regular Mindfulness Meditation practice of 6 months or more (the 3 months of meditation practice and training during this training program may count towards this requirement), related professional degrees, licensure, registration or certification along with group facilitation experience.

If you do not have professional Group facilitation experience, this may be gained by joining our Graduate Complimentary weekly Graduate Group Mentoring and Support program when you are ready to start teaching your first group program.

Upon completion of the training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and links to apply for CE credits, if they apply to your profession and region. 

Our Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Professional Training qualifies for 48 CE credits and has been approved for most health care related professions including RD, social workers, counselors and nurses.

Introductory Webinar to the Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Professional Training Program

You can review our recorded Introductory webinar to the Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Professional Training program with Andrea. We would love to share the highlights with you to give you a more in depth understanding of the program. You can view the basic overview in about 15 minutes plus an additional 30 minutes of detailed Q&A answers about the practices you will learn and a guided 'mini - meditation' check-in practice from our program. 

What our Graduates are Saying

"This is a wonderful program to help professionals help people with behavior change, both learning what is your inner wisdom and your outer wisdom. This is one of the best classes I have taken in my 35 years as a nutrition professional and I highly recommend it.  Andrea is a compassionate, patient teacher."


"This has been a training of incredible value, professionalism and quality. I felt welcomed and with permanent invitation to experience learning, change and progress both in my own personal mindfulness practice and as a health professional. I appreciated the depth of the content, the course materials and the warmth of Andrea’s teaching. It has helped me get aligned with my values, my own personal needs and goals, and who I am."  

Maricarmen G. - RDN,  France

Jennifer Buettner, RN, BSN

"The course was beyond my expectations. Presentation of contents, meditations, communications, and interaction, all are conducted in a friendly and professional manner. The course provides the tools to understand and improve the relationship with food, become awareness of habits, triggers, cravings, and become a mindful eater."

Nora J. - MD, Argentina

As health practitioners, we feel confident about what we tell our clients but sometimes we forget to work on ourselves. Every session of the program had material that left me grateful, motivated, and inspired. The classes were a constant reminder to be kind with myself, enjoy my food and movement, but also not to judge myself. The program is concise, practical, scientific and comes with a concrete full manual.

SL, Psychologist 

Anne-Marie Crisco, RD

The techniques and skills I’ve learned through the MB-EAT training have been extremely eye opening and cultivating to personal health and self-care habits for both myself and my clients. I have also had the opportunity to implement some of these techniques and skills when working with groups at a behavioral health and addictions facility. There I have witnessed significant shifts in their awareness and relationship with both food and substances. Many have expressed a real desire to continue to explore this relationship further now that they have become more mindful of the food to health relationship.

Natalia Garcia, RD

Laurie Weisman, MA

This program looks at mindfulness and it’s relationship to food in a thoughtful yet compassionate way. I loved the whole person approach and the opportunity to share & build relationships with others in a safe, nurturing environment. I especially like the way Andrea made time for conversation and offered feedback during the sessions. It was very helpful when we discussed which resources & meditations may be most appropriate for different types of clients, ie. BED, depression/anxiety, stress eaters.

Julie Barbaro, RD 

Melisa Arias, PhD

The online MB-EAT Mindful Living and Eating Professional Training and Mentoring Program with Andrea helped me gain clarity about my personal and professional values as a mental health professional looking to help others heal from diet culture and develop more compassionate and nurturing relationships with food and themselves. I look forward to integrating MB-EAT tools and practices into my work.

Robyn Gobin, RD 

Zena Edwards, RDN

COMBO Special Discounts for Enrolling in both Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) and Living Professional Training and Well Nourished Coach Training Programs

You can become a Certified Well Nourished Health Coach after you complete your Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) certification program to better support your clients! You may enroll for both programs together and receive up to 50% discount on our MB-EAT program!

Our MB-EAT Graduates are loving this 'next level' Well Nourished program to learn how to coach their clients in a fully integrated method to add value to their clients.

Registration Details

Please email us at [email protected] for more details on tuition, payment options and registration for Fall program.

(this link was originally for April 2023 - please disregard note below 'closed for enrollment').
This course is offered four times annually.

This course is closed for enrollment.

Andrea Lieberstein is a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating (MB-EAT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor and coach, trainer, and registered yoga instructor has specialized in helping people transform their lives for over 25 years. She leads well nourished, mindfulness meditation and mindful eating trainings and retreats at retreat centers across the country and internationally.

 She trains health professionals and the public in Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness (MB-EAT) online and has taught at Omega Institute, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and 1440 Multiversity.

She is the best-selling author of "Well Nourished", a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook and also contributed to the books The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (fifth edition) and Some Leaders Are Born Women

Her formal education includes a Baclaureate Degree from Stanford University in Human Biology with an emphasis on preventive medicine and healthy lifestyles and a Master's Degree in Public Health Nutrition from University of California, Berkeley. 

Andrea has practiced vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and yoga since the mid-1980's. She enjoys practicing in nature and incorporating the healing power of nature and mindfulness based nature practices into her retreats and programs whenever possible.