ED Recovery: Virtual Nutrition Group

 

A virtual nutrition group for those working towards eating disorder recovery.

 

  • Are you looking for more support in outpatient and looking for a group to add to your treatment? 
  • Are you looking to bridge the gap in your eating disorder treatment from a higher level of care to outpatient? 
  • Do you enjoy the discussion, learning and support that occurs in the group setting?

This weekly 60 minute group is led by two of our dietitians, Hannah Waspi and Annie Penrose. The purpose of this virtual group is to provide a bridge between an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)* and an outpatient level of care. This group is appropriate for those with newly diagnosed eating disorders or those who have been working on their recovery.  

This nutrition education group will cover 1 focus topic each session that relates to eating disorder recovery. Topics will focus on nutrition education, intuitive eating, food and exercise relationships, meal planning, and diet culture, all within the context of eating disorder recovery. The group will offer psycho-education, group discussion/interaction, and support. This group offers a space free of diet culture and an understanding for the complexities of eating disorders. 

The group will run 1x per week for 6 weeks and we ask for a 6 week commitment. 

*Please note that this group is not intended as a replacement for or equivalent to a higher level of care. Follow the recommendations of your treatment team. 

 

Group Leaders:

Annie Penrose, M.Ed., RD, LDN  & Hannah Waspi, MS, RD, LDN

When: 

Tuesdays, February 20th – March 26th, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST

 

Where:

  • Virtual

Fees: 

  • BCBS Insurance Members: Our practice is in-network with BCBS and we can file for you if you have BCBS insurance. We encourage you to call the Customer Service number on your card to inquire about your coverage for CPT code 97804 (Medical Nutrition Therapy Group). Click here for more insurance details.
    • If you have a BCBS policy that has a limited number of nutrition visits per benefit year, please note that group sessions typically count towards that limit.
  • Out of Network Insurance Members (not BCBS):
    • $275 for the 6 sessions series; This price reflects a prompt payer discount.
  • Signing up for the group reflects a commitment for the 6 session group. No refunds will be provided and there will be a charge for missed group sessions.

Eligibility: 

  • Open to people anywhere in North Carolina, as well as some other states – Ask us about your state!
  • Open to adults (18+) with an eating disorder or disordered eating with an outpatient treatment team.
  • This will be a closed group, with participation capped at 10 participants.
  • Email hannah@lutzandalexander.com or annie@lutzandalexander.com or call 919-781-4500 to learn more and to register. 

What To Expect: 

A weekly, one hour virtual group that focuses on a new nutrition topic each week. 

 

Email hannah@lutzandalexander.com or annie@lutzandalexander.com or call 919-781-4500 to learn more and to register.