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Hierarchy of Food Needs

      How would it look to apply the principles of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to food management? Why even wrestle with such a conundrum? The Satter Eating Competence Model (ecSatter) stresses joining with individuals right where they are and working within their constraints and circumstances. Rather than emphasizing food selection and portion sizes, ecSatter operationalizes the Dietary Guidelines

      United States Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. Available at: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/default.htm. Accessed August 16, 2007.

      by emphasizing structured opportunities to eat, and within that structure, encouraging people to eat preferred food in satisfying amounts.
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      Eating competence: Definition and evidence for the Satter eating competence model.
      However, when nutrition educators attempt to apply ecSatter,
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      Eating competence: Nutrition education with the Satter eating competence model.
      many feel they are violating a deeply felt obligation to promote food-policy adherence.
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      Treating the Dieting Casualty, Intensive Workshop on Treating the Chronic Dieter: Training Manual.
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      Workshop: The Feeding Relationship: an Introduction to the Possibilities.
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      1. United States Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. Available at: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/default.htm. Accessed August 16, 2007.

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