Nutrition for Teens
WE TEACH TEENS SKILLS TO NOURISH THEIR BODIES AND BUILD A GREAT SELF-IMAGE
We combine adolescent nutrition with DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) to help teens build healthy self-care habits that last a lifetime
Is your teen...
Confused about what, when, and how much to eat?
Dieting or following a food trend like eating 'clean' or 'going vegan'?
Over-eating at times and under-eating at other times?
Managing both stress and perfectionism?
Unhappy with their size and shape?
Unsure about how to fuel their body for sports?
Or, is your teen a very picky eater?
WE CAN HELP!
We take a whole-health approach and focus on self-care skills for high school, college, & beyond...
How We Work With Teens:
~ We work with teens individually but include PARENTS every step of the way.
~ Our treatment approach is INDIVIDUALIZED and based on sound, EVIDENCED-BASED ADOLESCENT NUTRITION.
~ To be truly effective, we combine nutrition counseling with other therapeutic models (where appropriate), which include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Intuitive and Interoceptive Eating, mindfulness based therapies, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
~ If your teen has an Eating Disorder, we will come up with an individualized treatment plan. This may include Family Based Treatment.
~ If your teen needs more support, we have a great referral network of adolescent professionals around the DC metropolitan area.
Have a teen in COLLEGE?
College presents a number of challenges:
Dining halls can be overwhelming
Irregular class schedules can lead to irregular eating
Late night social eating is the norm
Body image can suffer on campus, and many college students engage in disordered eating
Our dietitians can help your teen navigate eating at college