Nutritional program in the Adaptive Care Model™ | Our Approach | Alsana

Develop a positive relationship with both food and body

We’ll help you restore your confidence in eating to support a life well-lived.

Our approach to nutrition

Alsana’s approach to nutritional care in the Adaptive Care Model® balances nourishment and pleasure on a physical and emotional level ...

to develop a positive and nurturing relationship with both food and body. With guidance and exposure to balanced food choices and real-life eating experiences, you will restore your confidence in eating to support a life well-lived and learn to enjoy the meal experience as more than just the food itself.

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With our “all foods can fit” model, we believe in flexibility and enjoyment of foods without shame or judgment. As in all aspects of our philosophy, we believe in healing you as a unique individual and adapt your meal plan to embrace your own personal journey to recovery. Our registered dietitians and culinary team will work with you to establish nourishing eating patterns and restore a trusting relationship between your food and your body within a compassionate, supportive and safe environment.

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The Alsana® difference

Alsana’s nutrition program integrates the balance of nourishment and pleasure within real-world environments to...

restore a nurturing relationship between your body and food. Using visual guidelines and fuel groups, Alsana embraces meal planning without measurements or traditional exchanges to challenge you and your body to develop a mutually trusting relationship.

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Our kitchen life skills groups, led by our culinary team, and our nutrition psychotherapy groups, co-led by both a dietitian and a therapist, guide and challenge you to experience food, flavors, meals, cooking and even grocery shopping within a healing environment to prepare you to return to your every-day life after treatment.

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Nourishment for a sustainable recovery

The Nutrition component of our Adaptive Care Model® focuses on:

Adaptive Care

Our Adaptive Care Model® reflects our integrative approach to eating disorder treatment. We focus on the total health and well-being of each client by empowering these areas: medical, therapeutic, nutrition, movement, and relational practices.

Alsana leadership and treatment teams work collaboratively to develop, train, and create consistency within all of our clinics. Within this framework, we put the client first, offering the client essential tools as well as support to achieve a fully-recovered life.

Adaptive Care Model

Medical Treatment

Alsana’s medical program is based on building health resilience to provide a physical foundation of recovery.



Alsana’s nutrition program integrates a balance of nourishment and pleasure within a real-world environment to restore a nurturing relationship with both food and body.



Alsana’s movement program is built on evidence-based treatment that redefines the relationship with physical activity and integrates progressive levels of movement as healing for both mind and body.



Therapy at Alsana is centered on an understanding of the complexity of eating disorders and its underlying biological, behavioral, and ...

environmental influences.

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Alsana’s relational program provides guidance and support for clients to explore and grow their own sense of purpose as part of the recovery process.

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