“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 »»
North Carolina Office on Disability and Health’s Orchid magazine Format Online article This article lists several tricks and resources for making it easier and safer in the kitchen for people with disabilities. Contact URL http://www.fpg.unc.edu/%7ENCODH/orchid/pages/kitchen.cfm Contact Agency North Carolina Office on Disability and Health CB#8185, University of North Carolina-Chapel… Read More »»
National Center for Physical Activity and Disability Format Fact Sheet This fact sheet has information on nutritional needs as well as approaches to healthy lifestyles for people with Down syndrome. Contact URL http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=197&view=all Contact Agency National Center on Physical Activity and Disability 1640 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608-6904 (800) 900-8086
“Bone Builders” Special Olympics Format Brochure This brochure, geared toward and written for athletes in the Special Olympics, explains: the importance of taking care of one’s bones, how to know if one has strong bones, steps to building strong bones, examples of bone-building foods from the major food groups, the importance of… Read More »»
National Center for Physical Activity and Disability Format Fact Sheet This fact sheet has information on nutritional needs as well as approaches to healthy lifestyles for people with autism. Contact URL http://www.ncpad.org/nutrition/fact_sheet.php?sheet=105 Contact Agency National Center on Physical Activity and Disability 1640 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608-6904 (800) 900-8086
North Carolina Office on Disability and Health’s Orchid magazine Format Online article This article includes tips for a healthy diet and healthy tips for eating out, including needed information, types of food to avoid, types of food to ask for, and special tips on delicatessen and fast food dining. Contact URL http://www.fpg.unc.edu/%7ENCODH/orchid/pages/healthy_diet.cfm… Read More »»
“Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs: Guidance for School Food Service Staff” United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education Format Guidelines The USDA’s nondiscrimination regulation (7 CFR 15b), as well… Read More »»
Nutrition education and support program for community-dwelling adults with intellectual disabilities.
To test the efficacy, acceptability, and appropriateness of a nutrition education and support program, 4 community-based group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities participated in a pilot intervention with extended baseline period and pre-post-test design. Adults (N = 32) with intellectual or developmental disabilities, 20 direct service staff, 4 managers of group homes,… Read More »»
Maternal fish intake during pregnancy, blood mercury levels, and child cognition at age 3 years in a US cohort.
The balance of contaminant risk and nutritional benefit from maternal prenatal fish consumption for child cognitive development is not known. Using data from a prospective cohort study of 341 mother-child pairs in Massachusetts enrolled in 1999-2002, the authors studied associations of maternal second-trimester fish intake and erythrocyte mercury levels with children’s scores on the Peabody… Read More »»
Is Slimming World on Referral an effective option to help people with learning difficulties manage their weight?
BACKGROUND: Since piloting the Slimming World on Referral service in 2001 (Lavin et al., 2006), the scheme has been made available nationally. This subsidised partnership scheme enables primary care to refer patients to a local Slimming World group for weekly weight management at no cost to the patient themselves. To date, over 30 schemes have… Read More »»