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Facilitator & Mentor Coach
Shelly-Anne Mckay

Become a Certified Professional
Food Addiction Coach (PFAC)

FOOD ADDICTION is something many people struggle with.


According to estimates by David Kessler, professor at UCSF and former commissioner of the FDA, there are more than 70 million food-addicted adults in the United States alone [1].


As a Certified Professional Recovery coach (and someone personally in recovery); I found huge gaps in the current training for coaches on food addiction. So I had to do something about it.


I´ve created the only training course of its kind on this topic.  Learn how to REALLY support your clients who struggle with this so that they can achieve their health and wellness goals successfully.  

Facilitator & Mentor Coach Credentials: Professional Certified Coach (PCC), National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), Adapt Certified Functional Health Coach (A-CFHC), Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC), Certified Facilitator for Addiction Awareness (CFAA), SHERECOVERS Coach Designation (SRCD), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Licenced Mindful Eating Program Facilitator  For more visit LinkedIn  

Course Overview

Obtain official certification as a Professional Food Addiction Coach (PFAC) through my 13 week course approved for 26 Continuing Education Credits (CECs).  Learn the root cause of food addiction and become the solution that your client needs to create long-lasting change with food. The course is based on neuroscience, supports behavior change and includes real recovery strategies for you to professionally and confidently support your clients with to achieve their desired goals when it comes to health and wellness. 


Course outline:

  • Module 1 - Ethical & Professional Practices in Addictions Recovery

  • Module 2 - Neuroscience & Root Causes of Food Addiction

  • Module 3 - It’s Not Lack of Willpower; Understanding Food Addiction

  • Module 4 - Past, Present & Future; it All Plays a Role in Food Addiction 

  • Module 5 - What Your Client is Really Hungry For; Exploring Eating Cycles and Needs

  • Module 6 - Pathways to Recovery - Part I

  • Module 7 - Pathways to Recovery Part II

  • Module 8 - Functional Medicine Approach to Food Addiction Recovery

  • Module 9 - Recovery Planning & Goal Setting 

  • Module 10 - Stage Appropriate Strategies for Food Addiction Recovery

  • Module 11 - Supporting Food Addiction Recovery Through Deeper Self Understanding

  • Module 12 - Closing the Coaching Relationship & Maintenance Planning 


Format: LIVE Online via Zoom and Highly Interactive
Duration: 13 Weekly Sessions / 2 Hours per Session
Recorded: Yes - Video Replay Access
*CECs qualify for 
ICF (pending)

Course Objectives

Participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding around the ethical and professional considerations that  coaches need to be aware of, when working with clients struggling with food addiction. 

  • Learn the neuroscience behind addiction and brain chemistry as it relates to food.

  • Be able to support clients to create awareness of the underlying mental and behavioural health aspects that are driving their clients with respect to food addiction; and support them to create personalized strategies to manage these in a healthy way.

  • Increase awareness as to the many strategies that could be helpful to clients as they create their own recovery plans around their food addiction.

  • Learn how to support clients who are actively in recovery to maintain a healthy relationship with food. 

PRE-REQUISITE: Coach must have completed prior coach training; as this is an advanced area of speciality.

Time Committment Required: 2-3 hours maximum per week; which includes the 2 hour live class or replay recording


Text Books: No required textbooks to purchase, a module based guide will be provided each week.  Resources will be shared for ongoing learning or a deeper dive, but not required.


Recording Replay: YES there will be recording for replay


Exams:  There will be a multiple choice quiz at the end of each module that requires a 100% score; can be taken as many times as needed.  All must be completed for program completion and to obtain certification. 


Attendance: If attending weekly live; and you miss any sessions the replay option is available.  The replay recording must be watched in its entirety to be considered full participation for attendance along with completion of the quiz.  Every weekly session must have participation either live or via replay for completion and certification.  

Continuing Education Course # CE-000006-1

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Course Dates

Limited Seats Available. 


9AM PT / 10AM MT / 11AM CT / 12PM ET 

$1297 USD (Pilot Version)

Registration Open


9AM PT / 10AM MT / 11AM CT / 12PM ET 

$1797 USD (payment plan available)

Registration Open


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