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Position of the American Dietetic Association: Providing nutrition services for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs.
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that nutrition services provided by registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), are essential components of comprehensive care for all people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. Nutrition services should be provided throughout life in a manner that is interdisciplinary, family-centered, community-based, and… Read More »»
Nutrition and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities: systematic literature review results.
Approximately 4.5 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability. Concern is increasing about these individuals’ nutrition-related behavior and its implications for their health. This article reports on a systematic search of the current literature listed in the PsycINFO and PubMed databases related to nutritional status of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The authors… Read More »»
MENU-AIDDs© Nutritional Health Promotion for Community-dwelling Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
The University of Montana’s Rural Institute Format Health Promotion Program The MENU-AIDDs health promotion program packages standard nutrition recommendations, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid, to work for people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters. MENU-AIDDs consists of two parts with optional evaluation consultation available: written materials which includes a 180-page… Read More »»
New York State Department of Health Disability and Health Program Format Newsletter This newsletter stresses that while proper nutrition and weight management are key factors in maintaining good health, eating healthy and controlling weight is not always easy to do, particularly for people with disabilities. People with disabilities may find it more difficult to… Read More »»
“The Better Body: Eating for Health” North Carolina Office on Disability and Health’s Orchid magazine Format Online article This article describes tips on how to get started on the road to healthful eating, including becoming an educated consumer, knowing how to use the Food Guide Pyramid, how to read product labels to… Read More »»
“Health Promotion: Spinal Cord Injury” The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Format Fact Sheet This fact sheet provides simple guidelines for people with spinal cord injury on how to maintain their weight; ways to gain weight, lose weight and increase fiber; the importance of drinking water; and how to prevent calcium stones.… Read More »»
Spina Bifida Association Format Webpage This webpage discusses how obesity develops, special concerns for people with spina bifida, how to make preventing obesity a family affair, strategies for success, and weight reduction. Contact URL http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.liKWL7PLLrF/b.2700287/k.C25F/Obesity.htm Contact Agency Spina Bifida Association 4590 MacArthur Boulevard, NW Washington, DC 20007 (202) 944-3285, Toll Free: 800-621-3141
“Nutrition and Diet” National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Format Webpage This webpage discusses the importance of maintaining general good health by adhering to a well-balanced and carefully planned low-fat, high fiber diet. It also explains the problem with special diets and how some special diets may be harmful, while others are fine. … Read More »»