All Kinds of News for October 10, 2018
Elevations RTC, a residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, is excited to highlight the work of Trish Brimhall, RDN, CD, CLE, their on-staff Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
As Elevations RTC’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Brimhall educates and responds to students’ nutrition-related concerns throughout their time at the program. She teaches a Health and Wellness class to every student admitted to Elevations. In this class, she covers basic health and nutrition. Additionally, she creates a discussion around students’ relationships with food, their body image, fad diets, orthorexia, and what being healthy looks like.
If students need additional support from Brimhall because of issues such as a history of disordered eating behaviors, allergies, or high/low BMI, she will meet with them on an individual basis depending on their need.
“My goal as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is to help students meet their personal health goals through sustainable, safe and balanced nutrition while healing their relationships with food and eating,” comments Brimhall. “Gentle, achievable changes in eating behaviors and thought patterns related to food, eating and body image are key when it comes to happy health. Ideal eating patterns should make us feel strong and energized while also meeting the mental, emotional, social and cultural needs that food provides. There is no true health without happiness and that is especially true when it comes to the individual field of nutrition.”
In addition to meeting with students individually and within groups, Brimhall works with the kitchen staff in reviewing menus, recommending and approving special diets, and providing varied, nourishing meals to students. She has also met with each team and participates in a group that discusses body image, health and relationships with food alongside the clinical team.
“I believe that everything relates back to nutrition. Everything from body image to self-esteem to our culture,” says Brimhall. “Everyone, no matter who you are has a relationship with food. It is the most ignored relationship in our lives. As a dietitian, I value the opportunity to meet with individuals to help them feel confident, healthy and equipped to make healthful, life-long nutrition decisions.”
About Elevations RTC
Elevations RTC is a unique co-ed residential treatment center that works with all students ages 13 - 18. Elevations offers guidance, support and relief to students struggling with issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance use. Elevations offers on campus fulltime psychiatric and nursing care. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to struggling teens. For more information, please call 1-855-290-9681