Are you interested in the connection between substance use disorders and nutrition? I sure am. That is why we created Nutrition in Recovery. I’m so glad you’re here.
I have put forth a tremendous amount of effort to raise awareness on the topic, as well as the broader intersection of food and addictive disorders. This includes the domain of health psychology and the study of eating behavior. Nutrition in Recovery is actually quite broad and extends beyond addiction recovery.
Truly understanding this connection necessitates an understanding of public health, food service, implementation science, gut health, mental health, eating disorders, food addiction, and so much more! It’s one thing to have an idea of what is best for someone to eat and a whole other story understanding how to get them there.
In a recent presentation in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Extension, I broke everything down and made some recommendations for the future of this field. If you are interested in this work, I highly recommend this hour-long presentation. UMN has summarized some of my work in a downloadable Nutrition in Recovery: A Guide for Professionals Supporting People with SUDs.
- Efforts to integrate nutrition programming into substance use disorder treatment
- Different lenses by which nutrition can be viewed and taught
- How substance use disorder might impact the gut and nutritional status.
- Best practice guidelines
- Trauma-informed nutrition therapy
- Future directions
Did you know that we also offer curriculum to be used in addiction facilities? The Nutrition in Recovery Curriculum has been used worldwide as a great starting place to run groups in facilities.
Our newest project Wise Mind Nutrition is a 30-day app-based program designed to use nutrition to improve mental health, coming soon! We have a FREE VERSION coming so please spread the word and please sign-up for the newsletter.