We are committed to delivering the very best treatment for our residents, right down to the meals we prepare. A registered dietitian, Paula Livernois, oversees every aspect of the kitchen, making sure the food we serve meets the individual dietary needs of each resident. The Center is unique in this regard, as the majority of residential treatment facilities do not have a full-time registered dietitian on staff and provide nutritional education for their residents.
Because we serve residents from military-connected families, we are proud that several cooks on staff are military veterans with a combined 80 years’ experience of preparing meals for large groups.
We use every aspect of the dining experience to help kids grow and develop during their time with us. Gathering around a table for a meal with dorm mates helps residents learn social skills and table manners. Residents who have earned the privilege to work on campus can be assigned to help out in the cafeteria by cleaning tables. All residents learn the importance of sanitation and cleaning up after themselves.
Highlights of The Center’s cafeteria and nutrition program include: