Nutritional support for eating disorder recovery
Restoring the balance between pleasure and nourishment.
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Our approach to nutrition
The Nutritional dimension of the Adaptive Care Model® works to help clients restore the balance between nourishment and pleasure on physical and emotional levels. ...
This helps clients heal their relationships with both food and with their bodies. With guidance and exposure to balanced food choices and real-life eating experiences, clients gain mealtime confidence and learn to enjoy the whole meal experience – not just the food.Read more Read less ...
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With our “all foods can fit” model, we believe in food flexibility and enjoyment without shame and judgment. Our registered dietitians and culinary teams support clients as they establish healthy eating patterns and promote client creativity and flexibility within a compassionate, supportive and safe environment.
The Alsana® difference
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.Read more Read less
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Nourishment for a sustainable recovery
Explore the work of Alsana's Nutrition dimension.
Restoring nutritional balance
Food is healing medicine for your body and soul. Our dietitians and culinary team will customize your meal plans using a variety of foods and flavors.
Meals in our residential care are prepared in-house by our trained and compassionate chefs who use the freshest ingredients to ensure a meal experience that offers physical and emotional healing.
The meals are designed to fit your metabolic needs and our staff will monitor and customize your plan to ensure your mind and body receive all the essential nutrients they need to thrive and recover.
Creative kitchen exposure
At Alsana, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in kitchen life skills group, creative culinary experiences, meal and snack challenges, and nutrition psychoeducation groups designed to restore a balanced perspective of food as both a nourishing, healing, and enjoyable part of life.
As you progress through your recovery, you have an opportunity to participate in the “client creation” meal experience, and your dietitian and culinary team partner with you from menu development, grocery shopping, recipe preparation, and meal presentation to practice creating new culinary experiences within a supportive community.
Fostering a safe community for recovery
Alsana is one of the only eating disorder recovery centers with a national director of culinary services and a team of culinary professionals who practice precision, compassion, and creativity at every meal, every day. We believe in the kitchen as a sacred space that offers warmth, safety, and community.
At Alsana, you have the opportunity to practice portioning, creative kitchen skills, and team collaboration as you create new positive memories around food as healing medicine on both a physical and emotional level.
The Adaptive Care Model reflects our holistic, integrative approach to eating disorder treatment. Our multi-disciplinary teams support clients in their recovery by empowering them to heal through medical, therapeutic, nutrition, movement, and relational practices.
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.
Therapy at Alsana is centered on an understanding of the complexity of eating disorders and its underlying biological, behavioral, and ...
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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.