Nutrition

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Providing nutrition services for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs

Van Riper CL, Wallace LS; American Dietetic Association.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha, NE, USA.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):296-307.   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 […]

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Nutritional status of intellectual disabled persons with Down syndrome

Soler Marín A, Xandri Graupera JM.  Departamento de Tecnología de la Alimentación y Nutrición, Universidad Católica San Antonio, and Unidad de Nutrición y Dietética, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca de Murcia, Murcia, Spain.  Nutr Hosp. 2011 Sep-Oct;26(5):1059-66. doi: 10.1590/S0212-16112011000500021. BACKGROUND: To evaluate the nutritional status in young adults with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: 38 […]

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Correlates of nutritional behavior in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Plow M, Finlayson M, Cho C.  Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. plowm@ccf.org.  Disabil Health J. 2012 Oct;5(4):284-91. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.05.007. Epub 2012 Aug 17. BACKGROUND: Adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) have many health problems that can interfere with healthy nutritional behaviors. Self-management […]

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Feasibility and reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in older adults with intellectual disabilities

Bastiaanse LP, Vlasveld G, Penning C, Evenhuis HM.  Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. l.bastiaanse@erasmusmc.nl.  J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(9):759-62. doi: 10.1007/s12603-012-0050-z. OBJECTIVE: Feasibility and reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). DESIGN: Instrument development. SETTING: Three care providers for people […]

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Follow-up home visits with registered dietitians have a positive effect on the functional and nutritional status of geriatric medical patients after discharge: a randomized controlled trial

Beck AM, Kjær S, Hansen BS, Storm RL, Thal-Jantzen K, Bitz C.  EFFECT, The Nordic Kitchen, Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.  Clin Rehabil. 2013 Jun;27(6):483-93. doi: 10.1177/0269215512469384. Epub 2012 Dec 20.   Objective: To assess the additional benefits of individualized nutritional counselling by a registered dietitian in geriatric patients’ home after discharge from hospital, in […]

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Impact of nutritional status and dietary quality on stroke: do we need specific recommendations?

Lim H, Choue R. Department of Medical Nutrition, Research Institute of Clinical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Seoul, Republic of Korea.  Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 May;67(5):548-54. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.30. Epub 2013 Feb 27. Stroke, one of the most prevalent geriatric diseases, is a leading cause of death worldwide […]

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Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to measure the effects of a thirteen-week moderate to vigorous aquatic exercise and nutritional education intervention on percent body fat in adults with intellectual disabilities from group home settings

Casey A, Boyd C, Mackenzie S, Rasmussen R.; St Francis Xavier University, Department of Human Kinetics, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. J Hum Kinet. 2012 May;32:221-9. doi: 10.2478/v10078-012-0038-0. Epub 2012 May 30. People with intellectual disability are more likely to be obese and extremely obese than people without intellectual disability with rates remaining elevated among adults, […]

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Physical Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity

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Reporting diet-related health issues through newspapers: portrayal of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

This study identifies (i) the extent to which newsprint media communicate to their readers the lifestyle factors associated with the development of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes and (ii) newspaper portrayal of social determinants affecting onset of disease. A content analysis of five leading UK national newspapers and their Sunday equivalents was conducted over […]

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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 […]

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