Is your teen’s new diet becoming more and more restrictive?
Are you finding empty food packages hidden in your child’s room and concerned with binge eating?
Have you been skipping meals and eliminating foods you use to enjoy and loved ones have expressed concern?
Northwest Pediatric & Family Nutrition works with children, teens and adults with eating disorders and disordered eating. If you suspect your child has an eating disorder, (or you yourself have been struggling) it’s important to be evaluated by their doctor. Regardless of the type of eating disorder, working with a dietitian to help normalize eating will be important along with a therapist/counselor who specializes in eating disorders. Collaboration between dietitian, therapist and doctor is an essential part of an affective treatment plan.
Types of Eating Disorders
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Disordered Eating
What should I expect when working with NW Pediatric & Family Nutrition?
We will initially meet every 1-2 weeks while we work towards normalizing eating using a meal plan to gradually increase calories to a healthy level and balance eating to include all of the food groups. We eventually will be able to space out visits to every 3-4 weeks once a healthy calorie level for weight restoration (when necessary) has been achieved. Each session will consist of meal planning, nutrition education, and the occasional homework. The goal is to work towards intuitive eating and regaining trust in our body’s natural ability to self-regulate. The parent’s role is to be supportive and provide necessary meal preparation and accountability during recovery. Our team of dietitians has recently been trained in Family Based Treatment, and this is our treatment recommendation for all children and teens struggling with an eating disorder. Every eating disorder and pathway to treatment and recovery is unique. Schedule a free phone consult to discuss your concerns and get your questions answered. If you are an adult struggling with an eating disorder and you would like to see if we are a good fit to work together, contact us to schedule a discovery call.