Eating Disorders Program
The Eating Disorders Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers various levels of care to support children and adolescents diagnosed with an eating disorder or disordered eating.
Our team of experts will work with the child and family to stabilize eating behavior and health. The team also addresses concerns that may lead to disordered eating, including medical or psychiatric concerns.
A team of dietitians, physicians, behavioral health therapists, psychiatrists and nurses work together to meet each individual child’s needs at each level of care.
What To Expect
When a child or adolescent is referred to the Eating Disorders Program, they receive a diagnostic assessment provided by a therapist and a dietitian. The assessment will determine the appropriate level of care and will provide treatment recommendations to the family upon completion.
The Outpatient Program meets one time per week or as needed. Treatment is designed to help caregivers and family members stabilize their child’s eating while learning strategies to change behaviors and cope with stress.
The Eating Disorders team works closely together with the family to create a goal-oriented version of treatment. Providers will evaluate progress through talk-therapy with the child and family. This therapy may include other disciplines, depending on the child’s needs.
Your Care Team
Due to the medical and psychological complexity of eating disorders, effective treatment involves the collaboration of clinicians from different health disciplines.
The team works together to help patients and families achieve recovery.