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ABACLive Webinar with Dr. Sharlet D. Rafacz

September 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.

Sharlet D. Rafacz, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, presents: “Healthy Eating as a Series of Choice Responses”

Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm (Eastern)

This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $50 with 2 BACB® Type II CEs.

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Healthy eating has important well-being and financial implications for our society. As such, it is critical that the field of behavior analysis conduct more research in this area so that effective interventions may be developed. One barrier to addressing healthy eating may be conceptual. Far from being a single response, eating is comprised of a series of choice responses. These selection, preparation and consumption responses form a temporally delayed behavioral chain. In this presentation we will discuss the implications of approaching eating, and healthy eating in particular, as choice behavior. Factors that influence the decision to eat healthy or not will be reviewed and examples of research in this area presented. The idea that healthy eating is a series of responses that form a behavioral chain will then be elaborated on. This conceptualization has implications for how interventions are designed and their effects measured. We will review a number of different types of interventions that target selection, preparation, and/or consumption and make recommendations for future research given this conceptualization. Finally, we will discuss what the research both within and outside of behavior analysis tells us about the most effective approaches to improving healthy eating across settings and populations.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation the participants will be able to:

Identify several factors that influence the choice to eat healthy or not.

Identify some of the implications of approaching healthy eating as a series of responses that form a behavioral chain.

Identify three interventions that successfully increase healthy food selection, preparation, and consumption.

*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for 2 Type II CEUs. (Register on ABAC website.) Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs (Visit ABAC website for complete information.)

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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September 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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