Dietary advice for anorexia nervosa (as part of other treatments)
Strong evidence – there is lots of high-quality evidence that some young people find this treatment option helpful.
Although advice on eating and meal planning are a core part of treatment for anorexia, dietary advice by itself is not an effective treatment.
Your professional will probably suggest that you take multi-vitamins and other nutritional supplements until your diet meets your needs to avoid nutritional deficiencies.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.