Adolescence is a time of rapid growth and development. There are unique nutritional needs during this important time. There are also unique social needs. Mitola Nutrition specializes in adolescent nutriton, understanding the challenges and focusing on providing effective care for this age group.
Alyssa had the privilege of assisting in the development of adolescent-only treatment facility. Training with experts in the field and developing effective programs for teens and their families.
Families play an essential role in treatment. I will work with your family to keep you informed and provide ways you can best support your loved one. Some teens find it helpful when family members attend sessions and at times this is reccommended to provide the best care. Together we determine the apprporriate level of involvement that fits your family.
I have worked with numerous families over the years and family nutrition is one of my favorite parts of this work. My goal is to help families to create a definition of health that incorporates body, mind, and spirt.
Adolscent Eating Disorders
When your child is diagnosed with an eating disorder it can be one of the most frightening times in your life. I am here to support you and your family on the return to health.
The earlier a child receives treatment for an eating disorder the better the long-term outcomes. In fact, risks of relapse decreases significantly if eating disorders are treated while a teenager. Eating disorders are best treated with a team of individuals including a registered dietitian, therapist, and doctor. If your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, please reach out. I am happy to help you find the treatment he or she needs. If your child is in a higher level of care and you would like nutrition assistance during a transition or return to the home, please contact me. Family support is a huge protective factor in recovery. Mitola nutrition offers numerous services for teens and their families to make recovery a possibility.