Nutrition

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 […]

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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 […]

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On Target: Disability and Health in New York State

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 […]

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Nutrition Resources: Healthy Eating

“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 […]

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Nutrition Resources: Spinal Cord Injury

“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. […]

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Spina Bifida: Obesity Resource

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

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Nutrition Resources: Multiple Sclerosis

“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.  […]

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Making Life Easier in the Kitchen

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 […]

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Down Syndrome and Nutrition

 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

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Nutrition Resources: Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

“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 […]

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