I have first hand experience at a clinic like this, my 16 yr old daughter is bulemic , has been suffering for the last 3 or so years.Finally got referred to Calgary's first eating disorder clinic last January...(Calgary Alberta Canada)....it is a 12 week program run out of the Childrens Hospital here. The menu's consisted of 3 meals daily and 2 snacks......We sat down with the dietician and picked out her breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks.......each week adding a bit more to the menu.....the menu was basically following Canadas Food Guide ,( a balance of foods from each food group , meat , fruit and veggies, fats, dairy etc) The clinic had its own little kitchen but a majority of the mealscame from the Hospital's kitchen......breakfasts were made by the patients themselves, as they were there daily from 8am to 7pm , some other meals were made in the clinics kitchens too.......examples of a days menu planner are
hot or cold cereal
a veggie or 2
Snacks included......cheese and crackers, fruits, juices , food bars
Some of the patients were vegetarian, (like my daughter who hasn't eaten beef or pork for years) , most menus got around that but there was a couple meals where she had to eat lasagna made with meat sauce.......in the case where she didn't finish eating it all, she was given Ensure to boost up the caloric levels
Well , she lasted a whole 8 days here...she was given a week off to think about why she was there etc and never went back .....she gained a whole .9 of a pound the first week and cried for days.....we are still fighting this disease ....even tho she had plenty of support within the clinic she couldn't fathom gaining weight........shes not overly thin tho nor fat either......shes maintaining a normal weight but its the maintence thats gonna kill her........she can't accept that to begin to eat again properly and more often may cause weight gain as her metabolism readjusts itself.......
I admire you for taking on such a career choice, these patients are not your typical customers and yes they may NOT touch ur hard efforts of cooking but remember food is their enemy not the cook (-: and hey if you find any diabetic recipies , pass them on as I am diabetic (-:
Hope this helps a bit :D