Food Issues, Behavior & Nutrition

The lack, abundance and quality of food is intermixed with attachment, human relationships, and feelings of safety and security about our environments. Children who have spent time in care are also disproportionately likely to have experienced past or even present nutritional deficiencies. Fortunately, repairing a child's relationship with food presents a delicious opportunity for fun, education and building sweet & savory strong emotional bonds. Please reference our Attachment, Sensory Supports and Specific Needs/Neurodiversity pages for more resources.

“Food is all about our emotions." ~Kath Hamblett, Food in Care instructor


Food pantries/free food

Culturally Specific

Recommended Books & Articles

Diet/Nutrition-Related Materials in ORPARC's library

Videos & Podcasts