Join the Energy Balance Initiative

"Go Far" Beyond the
Mifflin St. Jeor Equation

The Energy Balance Initiative offers virtual workshops for professionals to personalize energy balance assessments. These workshops cover methods, evidence-based practices, and skills related to energy intake and expenditure. Attendees learn from experts to advance the field and improve client outcomes. The Energy Balance Initiative also provides virtual demonstrations and training for workshop attendees where they can earn up to 8.25 CPEUs approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Dr. Sachiko St. Jeor



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A Three Part Virtual Workshop

Workshop - Part 1

Improving and Personalizing the Energy Balance Assessment and RX

Energy Balance Initiative


Methods and formulas to calculate energy intake and energy expenditure are highly variable. Evidence-Based and Best Practices will be recommended by a team of experts (St. Jeor Nutrition Associates) to improve and personalize the energy balance equation by introducing new technology, practical tools and innovations in the field. Comparison with current practices will be discussed and the workshops will encourage collaborations with attendees to move the field forward and improve client outcomes.

CPEUs: 4
(approved by The Commission on Dietetic Registration)


  • $95 Regular Price
  • $25 Limited Special Pricing for Students and Interns


  • Dina Aronson, MS, RDN
  • Miriam Een, MS, RDN, LD
  • Erica Forzani, PhD, Professor
  • Gail Frank, DrPH, MPH, RD, CHES
  • James O. Hill, PhD, Professor and Chair
  • David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
  • Barbara Scott, RDN, MPH, Assoc. Prof.
  • Dale Schoeller, PhD, Professor
  • Sachiko St. Jeor, MS, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND
  • Ron Sutton

Workshop - Part 2

Application and Skills Development for Achieving and Maintaining Energy Balance



Different skill sets are needed for prevention of undesired weight gain or loss on an individualized level. Starting with weight maintenance and understanding weight stabilization also challenges traditional approaches. New strategies and measurements are needed. Thus, experts will discuss and present different approaches to engage clients and evaluate progress.

CPEUs: 4.25
(approved by The Commission on Dietetic Registration)


  • $95 Regular Price
  • $25 Limited Special Pricing for Students and Interns


  • Miriam Een, MS, RDN, LD
  • Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD
  • John P. Foreyt, Ph.D.
  • Ken Fujioka, MD.
  • Craig Johnston, Assoc. Professor & Chair
  • Eileen Myers, MPH, RD, LDN, CEDRD, FADA
  • Julie Schwartz, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CSSD, LD, ACSM-EP, NBC-HWC
  • Sachiko St. Jeor, MS, PhD, RDN, FADA, FAND

Workshop - Part 3

Virtual Demonstration and Training



The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate some of the products discussed in Workshops 1 & 2 and to train attendees in their use. 


  • Complimentary for those who have attended one of our Workshops
  • More Information Coming Soon!


Workshop 1 and 2 can be taken in any order, but both are required for the Certification of Energy Balance Initiative.  A Certificate of Attendance (COT) will be awarded after passing the test at the end of each workshop.  An Annual update is planned for late March 2024.  Join the “Energy Balance Initiative Club” and move forward with us. Student Pricing Available

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About Us

Our Sponsor

St. Jeor Associates, PPLC (dba GenQuest Nutrition)
President: Sachiko St. Jeor, MS, PhD, RDN, LD

Our Faculty

Director of Energy Balance Initiative: Sachiko St. Jeor, MS, PhD, RDN, LD
Co-Director: Barbara Scott, MPH, RDN, LD
Co-Director: Miriam Een, MS, RDN, LD
Director of Strategic Planning: Gail Frank, MPH, DrPH, RDN


What you will learn in these workshops?


To create a new generation of RDNs as “General Practice RDNs” in primary care who are proactive to fight harmful fads and dietary practices;


To enhance the practice of dietetics by introducing new methods, technological advances and information in weight management;


To develop and promote a comprehensive nutrition assessment as an indicator of overall health and wellness.


To enhance the stature, role and importance of RDNs (and trained/certified professionals) as the qualified  diet and nutrition experts!

To improve the personalized assessments of energy requirements to better establish effective recommendations;

To identify, train and certify professionals  in new methods and best practices to improve client outcomes;


To outline new models, identify resources and strategies to encourage and energize new practices and encourage innovations to advance the field;


To promote a paradigm shift from weight loss/gain to energy balance (weight maintenance FIRST ) to prevent undesired weight gain/regain as well as unhealthy weight losses;


To equip and empower RDNs (DTRs and qualified nutrition professionals) to lead the collaborative team of health professionals as the “purveyors of energy balance;


To promote and establish serial measures of weight and weight changes over time as clinical indicators (biomarkers) and biometrics as indicators of successful recommendations.

Educational Events

Find out how to schedule and event with Dr. Sachiko St Jeor

Optional Products

We are demonstrating the highly recommended products below in our Free Workshop 3 because they improve the Energy Balance Equation. However, they are not required for certification.
Inquire with each company about Energy Balance Initiative Special Offers. Visit Workshop 3

For Special Offers from these vendors please enter code EBIN after your name (i.e. John Smith EBIN) when filling out any forms on their websites


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Diet ID

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Accusplit Pedometers

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The Black Bag

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