WH Healthy Recovery
A nutritious diet and active lifestyle which includes exercise and personal time for relaxation or hobbies, are important factors in a healthy recovery. In fact, significant research indicates that individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and drug use disorder (DUD) typically suffer from nutrient deficiencies.
With this in mind, Welcome House launched the Recovery Nutrition Project to transform its food services program. With a full-time chef who plans and prepares fresh and healthy menus, Residents have access to nutrient-rich foods that support their efforts to achieve and maintain sobriety in short-term recovery. They also benefit from additional knowledge, training, and practical support to draw upon in long-term recovery.
Our chef also teaches on-site Nutrition in Recovery classes for residents which focus on healthy food choices, grocery shopping, and reading nutrition labels.
In-kind needs to support healthy lifestyles in recovery
Welcome House always appreciates in-kind donations of healthy foods to support its healthy recovery initiatives. We welcome donations of the following types of items from grocers, local farmers, restaurants, and other suppliers:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Dairy including fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt
- Grains including rice, pasta, and whole-grain breads.
To arrange drop-off or pick-up of donated items, please call 816-472-0760.