BrightQuest Nutrition Program

BrightQuest has established a unique and comprehensive nutrition program that cultivates healing and establishing a mind-body connection. Our clients are immersed in our nutrition culture and learn how to apply the knowledge and skills to enhance their lives and healing journey.

Our Nutrition Philosophy

The nutrition culture at BrightQuest is led by the core values we established. These nutrition philosophies are the guiding principles for how we approach behavior change. What language we use and how we support our clients in changing their lens from disordered eating and poor body image into a positive approach to wellness and recovery is critical to our approach.

  • We understand nutrition is the foundation to heal and thrive throughout the lifespan.
  • We believe all foods are safe foods.
  • We have an anti-diet approach to achieving health and wellness.
  • Everyone has their own unique eating experiences.
  • We provide support and understanding that eating behaviors and beliefs can be complex.
  • We embrace body diversity and believe all bodies are good bodies.
  • We encourage clients to find joyful body movement that promotes wellness, healing and enriches their lives.

Foundational Goals for Clients in the Nutrition Program 

Our goal is for our clients to establish these foundations and reconnect to their bodies. By reconnecting, our clients can be present and receive quality therapy. Moreover, they get to experience how to manage their physical and mental health for years to come.

Goals for clients in our nutrition program include:

  • Nourishing the body after periods of malnutrition from addiction, mental illness, and disordered eating.
  • Establishing consistent and balanced eating patterns.
  • Reconnecting and honoring hunger and satiety cues.
  • Increasing nutrition knowledge and workable skills.
  • Establishing independence and increasing confidence in meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking.
  • Improving and healing one’s relationship with food and body

Nutrition Programming 

  • Weekly or bi-weekly nutrition counseling sessions
  • Nutrition Education Group
  • Mindful Eating Group
  • Eating Disorder Process Group (Food and Mood Group)
  • Family-style meals
  • One-on-one cooking support

Individual Sessions with Our Dietitians

Our clients receive an initial nutrition assessment and weekly or bi-weekly follow-up sessions. Individual sessions are modeled after the framework of the Nutrition Care Process. This process is established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is the gold standard for quality nutrition care. Sessions are a time for the client and their Dietitian to create an individualized care plan, celebrate wins, problem solve barriers, and support the client in healing their relationship with food, body image, and recovery.

What We Treat

  • Disordered Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exercise Disorders
  • Body Image Issues
  • Digestive Issues
  • Reward Deficiency Syndrome
  • Limited Nutrition-related Knowledge
  • Limited Cooking/Shopping Skills

We also provide disease management for:

  • Malnutrition
  • Substance abuse nutrition recovery
  • Vitamin/Mineral Deficiencies
  • Liver Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Bowel Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Food Allergies
  • POTS
  • Bone Disease