Top
 

Resources – Nutrition and Weight Management – People with Disabilities

This is a free personalized web-based physical activity and nutrition program for people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions, and physical disabilities. The goal of the program is to help all individuals get moving and make healthy nutrition choices. Individuals can sign up for free and have personalized weekly exercise and nutrition tips available to them including recipes, motivational resources, tools to help track activity and nutrition, and opportunities to connect with others. The program can also be used by organizations wishing to conduct it within their organization or community for a group of individuals.
This resource provides information and a virtual photo tour of gardens using four major components of barrier-free gardens for home or community use: paving, containers, raised beds, and vertical gardens.
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.
The Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) program is designed to assist in improving fitness and overall wellbeing of the Special Olympics community, including athletes, coaches, family members, and staff. The program is flexible and can be tailored to individual or team goals and interests.
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.
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 resource contains tips, guidelines, and brochures for market planners and individual vendors to create a market that is inclusive of and accessible to all potential buyers.
"Let's Cook! Meals for Independent Living" is a cookbook that supports healthy living and life skills for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The cookbook can help individuals plan healthy meals, create nutritious dishes, and respect food and kitchen safety. The book is available for purchase or by consulting your local library.