Research & Practice

Trauma-Informed Nutrition: A Critical Resource for Houseless Youth

Utilizing a trauma-informed, harm-reduction approach to nutrition delivery, Teen Feed’s meal program is committed to providing nightly meals that create safety and trust through consistency and reliability and honor autonomy and personal preference by offering the ability to choose foods based on clients’ nutritional needs and philosophy. This project’s two-page white paper is aimed at potential donors and volunteers and discusses the impact of trauma on nutritional status and whole-person health among unhoused youth.

Community Partner: Teen Feed

Project Type(s): Master's Capstone

Author(s): Andrea Litzow

Program(s): Master of Public Health, RDN Training

Year: 2019


  • Margaret Chaykin