Mindful Eating: A Practice to Transform the Way You Think About Food

Categories: Cooking Classes
Oct. 14th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center
51 Charles Ave., Middlebury, VT 05753

Mindful eating is not a new concept, but it is gaining a whole lot of traction these days, and for good reason – mindful eating can have a profound and positive impact on the way we relate to food. It can transform the way we think about food and “healthy” eating and help us approach food in a more peaceful, balanced, enjoyable, and health-supportive way. Join Registered Dietician Dana Notte to discuss what mindful eating is and is not, what it looks like in practice, the benefits of building a mindful eating practice, and how it can help you transform the way you think about, relate to, and enjoy food.

  • This workshop will include an experiential component, wherein you will be guided through a mindful eating exercise. This will occur in the last 30 minutes of the workshop. You can participate in the exercise using any food items that you desire, but if you are looking for ideas, here is a list of foods items that work well: fruit, cheese, chocolate, baked goods, snack-type foods like chips

Dana is an experienced non-diet registered dietitian, nutrition educator, and mindful eating expert committed to helping people heal their relationship to food, body, and self. She is the owner of ThrivInspired Nutrition, a Burlington-based nutrition counseling practice that specializes in helping individuals who experience eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting, and emotional eating heal and find peace with food. Mindful and intuitive eating principles form the foundation of much of the work Dana does with clients. In addition to her private practice, Dana also sits on the board of directors for The Center for Mindful Eating and teaches at the University of Vermont.


Classes are held at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. Pre-registration is required for in-person participation. To register, please contact Denise Senesac at 382-1004 or email dsenesac@pahcc.org. Classes are capped at 10 participants to allow for social distancing. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. All classes are $30 or free for members of the Co-op’s Food For All program. Please register for classes at least one week in advance. Participants attending classes at the Career Center must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Wellness screening upon arrival, including a temperature check as well as a list of questions regarding symptoms
  2. Wearing a face covering while in the building. No exceptions.
  3. Encouraging good hand hygiene using soap and water when practical and hand sanitizer when not
  4. Maintaining a minimum of six feet (6’) between individuals in the building whenever possible
  5. Signing in and providing contact information when gathering in classrooms and other spaces for contact tracing purposes

Participants who are unable to adhere to the above guidelines or who would simply prefer to avoid gathering in person may opt to participate via Zoom at no cost. Pre-registration is required using the following link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.