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Food Is Medicine


A key component to eating disorder recovery is weight restoration and nutritional rehabilitation, which is why we say that food is medicine. This applies to all eating disorders at all stages. The brain cannot function properly without full nutrition.

Below are meal support resources, tips on getting those calories in, and other information regarding meals and feeding that parents may find helpful.

Meal Duration: How Long to Persist
Meal Support Resources
High Calorie Meals: Big Impact, Small Footprint
Up To The Plate Family Guide
The Body’s Response to Inadequate Fuel

Getting a Child with an Eating Disorder to Actually Eat
I Can’t Do This at Home
Tips for Helping Your Child to Eat
Neurodivergence and Eating Disorders