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Resources – Nutrition and Weight Management

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 Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) is a set of tools that communities can use to assess how inclusive the physical activity and healthy eating resources in their community are to people with disabilities. The CHII includes assessments for systems and the community-at-large like schools, health care settings, work sites, and other community institutions; and venues like recreation facilities, pools, playgrounds, cafeterias, community gardens, and farmer's markets. The assessment helps communities assess built environment and equipment, programs and services, and staff and policies.
This guide helps communities plan and promote greater access to programs and services for people with disabilities in health promotion and wellness initiatives. This builds on the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII).
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.
The purpose of this training module is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services. The module provides an overview of major disability types, health disparities experienced by individuals with disabilities, examples of accessible features in health department programming and services, and the benefits of ensuring all programs, products, and services are inclusive of individuals with disabilities. To access this course the user must create a free account, which takes just minutes.