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Resources – Nutrition and Weight Management – Health Care Providers

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
Website that provides information about good nutrition, healthy eating style and physical activity for everyone. Tools and resources are offered for individuals of all ages, families, providers and professionals including health educators and care providers.
Commit to Inclusion is a global campaign to end the exclusion of people with disabilities from physical activity and other associated areas by encouraging guidelines and programming that empower people with disabilities to lead healthy, active lives. Their website has resources to make organiztions more inclusive in the areas of communication, physical activity, healthy eating, and nutrition.
Guidelines for government agencies and community organizations to develop community health promotion strategies that are based on national recommendations and effectively include people with disabilities.
The Health U. curriculum contains nutrition education materials for adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the Health U. program is to encourage a healthy lifestyle and the curriculum includes 10 lessons with variations depending on the needs of the group. The course is designed to be taught by registered dietitians or others with a nutrition background.
HealthMeet is an initiative of the ARC to address health disparities and increase the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Their website has reports, factsheets, and toolkits for consumers with intellectual disabilities, their families, disability service providers and healthcare professionals.
This website has links to multiple on-line videos and self-paced courses on inclusive health and wellness for professionals in the fields of disability and aging, health care, public health, fitness professionals, educators, and more. It also includes a training for rock climbing instructors on inclusive climbing wall techniques.
This short guide shares facts and strategies for addressing obesity and disability. It includes information on why it is important, additional considerations and risk factors, and information to help promote healthy weight among people with disabilities.
This short guide shares information and strategies for schools to promote healthy weight and obesity prevention. It includes considerations for school initiatives, risk factors in children with disabilities and other special health care needs, and facts about obesity and school-aged children with disabilities.
This website features on-line videos created for people with intellectual disabilities on many different topics, including healthy eating, exercise, and living a healthy life.