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Online Virtual Workshops

with Experts in the Field

Workshop 1 – 4 CPEUs
Improving and Personalizing the Energy Balance Assessment and RX

Workshop 2 – 4.25 CPEUs
Application and Skills Development for Achieving and Maintaining Energy Balance

Workshop 3 – CPEUs (pending)
Virtual Demonstration and Training

*Limited Time Enrollment and Optional Certification of Training (COT) Parts 1 and 2 and overall Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in Energy Balance (EB) with completion of Case Study

"Go Far" Beyond the
Mifflin St. Jeor Equation

The Energy Balance Initiative offers virtual workshops for professionals to improve and personalize energy balance assessments and recommendations for weight maintenance as a new frontier for successful, long-term weight management (kcal/day). New technology introducing integrated direct measurements of REE  by indirect calorimetry and comparisons with the predictive equations using a MSJE/IDC ratio (within 0.9 – 1.0 to assess errors) is featured.

These workshops cover practical methods, evidence-based recommendations, expert consensus based best practices and skills related to energy intake and expenditure. Attendees learn from experts as mentors to advance the field and improve client outcomes. Workshop attendees 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 prior to April 1, 2024)


  • $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 prior to April 1, 2024)


  • $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 products, methods & tools 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 COTs are required to be eligible for the Certification of Proficiency (COP)  in Energy Balance.  A Certificate of Attendance (COA) will be awarded after passing the test at the end of each workshop.

The requirements for the optional Certificate of Training (COT) for Workshop 1 and 2 and the Certificate of Proficiency (COP) can be found here (https://energybalanceinitiative.com/certificate-of-proficiency-in-energy-balance-assessment/). Please note that the COTs are available at no charge and the resource package is included with Workshops 1 and 2. However the optional Case Study for the COP will be emailed after submission of both COTs for Workshops 1 and 2 and will include a “charter” 1 year membership in the Energy Balance Initiative Club for an extra fee of $100 starting in January 2025.

An Annual update is planned for late March 2025.  Join the “Energy Balance Initiative Club” and move forward with us.

Student participation is encouraged and special pricing is available. Development of new projects and evaluation of existing approaches will be supported through mentoring and limited scholarships.

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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

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What you will learn in these workshops?

01. To improve and personalize the energy balance equation (to promote weight maintenance as a new frontier for successful long-term weight management (kcal/day)
02. To promote the Energy Balance Rx (weight maintenance assessment and recommendations) as the basis of all nutrition care plans in health and disease.



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.

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