Awareness of environmental factors that influence eating behaviours and utilization of stimulus control are objectives of the Craving Change® program. These topics encourage valuable reflection and robust discussions. Although Dr. Brian Wansink brought this area of research to the forefront, in 2017 allegations have been made suggesting that some of his studies and data reporting methods are not scientifically sound. For this reason, references to Dr. Wansink, his studies and his publications will be deleted from the upcoming 2018 printing of the Craving Change® Facilitator’s Manual. Notably, several other researchers have been exploring the impact of environmental factors on eating behaviours for many years. Based on this body of work, environmental factors will remain an important component of the program.
Comprehensive edits to the ‘Eating Under the Influence of the Environment’ and ‘Renovate Your Environment’ sections have been made for the 2018 printing of the Craving Change® Facilitator’s Manual. It is recommended that these edits are made in all Facilitator’s Manuals printed before 2018. The edit details and ‘cut and paste’ content replacements, as well as new references, are included in the set of downloadable documents below. These documents will also be available in the Certified Facilitator Resource Library.