March, 2020: As we support scientists, doctors and those on the front lines navigate the response to the COVID-19 virus, we continue to provide nutrition counseling and support to our clients without interruption via various tele-health platforms. We recognize that now, perhaps more than ever, feeling connected to the routine and productivity of your sessions is critical.
We also know that shifts in daily structure, decreased social contact, limitations on the we way live and move, and a general sense of uncertainty are often profound triggers for emotional eating. If this is the case for you, please know you are not alone, and we can help.
These one-on-one sessions are a collaboration. Together, we discuss and understand the personal history that has informed your current thoughts, feelings and behaviors with food. We identify your priorities and then work on building the skills and strategies that will enable you to reach your short and long term goals. We understand that working toward these goals is a process that may at times feel challenging. We are patient, supportive and highly motivating as we empower each of our clients to reach and maintain their goals, providing invaluable feedback along the way.
After a careful assessment of your child’s medical, weight and feeding history and an understanding of the dynamic issues that are presenting at meal times, our pediatric nutrition experts provide parents with:
The inclusion of healthy and varied meals is essential to eating disorder recovery. When certain meals or food groups feel insurmountable, or dining out environments are overwhelming, we offer clients the experience of supported meal sessions. During these meals, either in our dining room, in a restaurant setting or another chosen space, we share a meal together and then we process the experience. Clients learn to recognize triggers for destructive eating choices, examine food rituals, tolerate difficult feelings that arise during the meal and challenge negative or mythical thoughts/beliefs that perpetuate eating disordered behaviors. Recommendations are made to further clients’ progress and goals are set in conjunction with the overall treatment plan in order to enhance each client’s care. Visit our Eating Disorders treatment page to learn more about these services.
For our clients with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) or pediatric feeding disorders that have resulted in extreme picky eating and/or the inclusion of very few foods, we offer supported meal coaching aimed at expanding the diet. Our experts may work with parents individually or with both parents and children if this is indicated.
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