The food that we put in our body can impact the way we think, feel and behave. Nutritional support is
particularly important for young adults undergoing major life transitions, struggling with eating disorders or facing
challenges with mental health and substance use.
At The Dorm, developing healthy eating habits and relationships with food is central to our treatment focus. Our philosophy is grounded in mindfulness and the belief that each young person has the capacity for
a mindful relationship with food and their body.
Types of Nutritional Support For Young Adults At The Dorm:
Many of our young adult clients struggle with diagnosed eating disorders or a pattern of unhealthy nutritional choices. Our team of nutrition specialists are able to develop treatment plans that meet our clients’ unique needs. This can include nutritional counselling on an individual or group level, nutritional assessments by our registered dietitians, meal planning and prep support, pre- and post-meal processing groups, mindful eating support and supported restaurant, grocery shopping and cooking sessions.
Our general nutrition group brings a psycho-educational focus to healthy eating and eating awareness. Using didactic and educational materials on how food can directly impact symptoms of mental wellness, we aim to redefine our clients’ relationships with food. We also clarify myths and misconceptions around diets and weight loss.
Meet Janessa Slatky, our expert supervising dietitian.
What Eating Disorders Does The Dorm Treat?
Our team is trained to support young adults struggling with a range of eating disorders and stages of body dysmorphia. These include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, food addiction, purging, emotional eating and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Our aim for all clients is to guide them towards an understanding of their body’s own wisdom and unique language to foster a mindful, intuitive and compassionate way of eating. Rather than emphasizing or discouraging certain foods, our registered dietitians and nutrition counselors help clients develop “normalized” eating patterns and strive for balance, variety and healthier food confidence.