Discovery Ranch’s integrative approach to mental health includes addressing the dietary needs of the students. One of the areas that are often neglected in residential treatment is what the residents are consuming. We are what we eat and research reveals a direct link between our diets and mood. The food your daughter eats affects her mood, behavior, and her brain function. Many mental health concerns can be linked to poor self care related to inadequate nutrition such as under or over eating.
ON SITE NURSE AND PROFESSIONAL CHEF
DRG’s nurse and Head Chef oversee that the students are engaging in balanced eating and accruing the knowledge and skills to continue a balanced and healthy eating once they return home. Our mind is connected to our body so we cannot address the mental concerns of your daughter without addressing her physical needs; including exercise and balanced eating.
BALANCED DIET, BALANCED ENVIRONMENT
Most likely your daughter has been living a life of extremes. DRG will bring balance back into her life by promoting a healthy lifestyle based on wellness. Wellness is a balance of physical, mental, spiritual, social and emotional elements in life and making positive choices in these areas. DRG integrates DBT concepts of mindful eating in each girl’s life to develop patterns of healthy eating and to prevent a lifestyle of ongoing dieting. Mindful eating is helps the girls bring balance back into their lives regarding their relationship with food and their body.