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DPC 2022



Food addiction: prevalence, screening and management

16 Nov 2022
Nutrition and Lifestyle Clinic

It is estimated that around 20% of adults have issues with addictive behaviours relating to food, particularly those high in sugar and refined grains and fat. The symptoms of food addiction will be described and a summary of current research presented. Clinicians will be advised how to screen for food addiction in their clinics and given management recommendations. Data from a three clinic food addiction online group recovery program will be reported.

  • What is food addiction?
  • How prevalent if food addiction in the general population and in people with diabetes T1 & T2?
  • How can clinicians recognise it in clinic?
  • How to manage food addiction
  • Resources for signposting
Jen Unwin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - Self-employed