Diet and Nutrition Services at the Springbrook Autism Program

 

The Springbrook Autism Program takes a holistic approach to behavioral health—while the core of our program is Applied Behavior Analysis, we use many complementary therapies to achieve success with our residents and outpatient clients.

 

Springbrook Behavioural Diet & Nutrition Services


Our diet and nutrition services are an important part of overall care at Springbrook. In addition to our in-house chef and kitchen staff who prepare fresh foods from scratch, Springbrook has a [J1] registered dietician on staff who can make healthy substitutions for food aversions, food allergies or intolerances, and other specific dietary concerns while also ensuring the correct nutritional balance of proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals.

Addressing Specific Dietary Concerns for Children With Autism

Healthy food is a challenge.

Getting kids to eat healthy food is a challenge for any parent or school, but it’s especially challenging for parents and caregivers who are working with children with autism, who may have strong food aversions and be unwilling to try new things. Proper diet and nutrition for kids with autism is a major concern; children on the spectrum are much more likely to experience malnutrition and eating disorders compared to neurotypical children.

Springbrook’s staff addresses these unique nutritional concerns in several ways:

 
 

Our Team of Experts

We care for each one of our patients and we strive to provide the best treatment for each. The list of services above is not exhaustive, but it does provide a good overview of the types of therapies for autism that we offer. Our devoted, experienced staff spends time with and pays attention to every patient in The Autism Program, and is willing to go above-and-beyond in order to have a breakthrough with your child.

Meet Our Team

Need to make a referral?

Contact us at (864) 834-8013 to make a referral to our child and adolescent behavioral health program or our inpatient autism programs for children and adolescents.