Lessons from History: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

Lessons from History: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

This webinar will provide a deep dive into the historical context of the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. This research advanced our understanding of physiological and psychological effects of malnutrition. Ancel Keys’ starvation experiment is important because of its results, but also because of its methodology and the questions it raises about informed consent for research participants.

To Obtain CE Credit


Complete the registration form.


View the webinar video.


Complete the evaluation survey.


Complete the post-test.


You will receive a certificate by email within 7 business days.


Tonya Foreman, MD

Tonya Foreman, MD

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will become familiar with Ancel Keys’ professional development and how it led to his interest in human and animal physiology in extreme circumstances.
  • Participants will understand the historical context of Ancel Keys’ Minnesota Starvation Experiment.
  • Participants will recognize how findings from the study parallel physical and psychological signs and symptoms seen in patients with restrictive eating disorders.

To Obtain CE Credit

  1. Complete the registration form.
  2. View the webinar video.
  3. Complete the evaluation survey.
  4. Complete the post-test.
  5. You will receive a certificate by email within 7 business days.

Accreditation Statement

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCEED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Webinar Details


Primary care and behavioral health providers serving children, adolescents, and young adults

Learning Level





1.0 Hours


1 CE Credit or Certificate of Attendance