American Heart Association provides Nutrition for patients and caregivers. There are many more links to AHA resources for Healthy Living.
Diet Spotlight: Nutrition Resources for People with Disabilities- 6 Things You Should Know by Summer Banks, offers information on eating well for people with disabilities, including Food groups for age groups from children to adults, Issues that May Affect Nutrition, Tips to Ensure Halthy Eating, Small Steps to Improve Your Diet, and other nutrition resources for people with disabilities.
Home Instead has created a Web site with tips on shopping for food, meal preparation and recipes. Much of the information also is included in a handbook that is available for free at the companyís offices. The program was developed with the help of nutrition experts from the University of Maryland and Duke University Medical Center. The cookbook was well researched with an emphasis on seniors, but can be applied for anyone that is concerned about proper nutrition for people with disabilities or anyone who lives alone or even if someone has cooking skills, he or she may not feel like itís worth it to cook for one person. This can lead to a lot of fast-food meals or snacking, both of which can lead to health problems. The handbook is filled with healthy recipes and shopping tips. A copy of the handbook can be downloaded at the website listed above.Cookbooks for Caregivers of People with Huntington's Disease Compiled by Renette Davis with assistance from people on the Mailing List for Huntington's Disease. Warning! Be sure to take the person who has Huntington's Disease to see someone who specializes in swallowing problems (probably a speech language pathologist) and have a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) done before trying out any of these cookbooks. Everyone is different and depending on where or at what point during the swallow things go wrong, it may not be safe to use the recipes in these cookbooks.
Disabled World: Dieting, Diets and Diet Plans for Weight Loss includes Information on obesity and diets including diet plans and weight loss for overweight people of all ages, weight loss calculators and informational ppublications.
Montana Disability and Health Program: University of Montana Rural Institute: Nutrition Standards of Care Nutrition Standards of Care Nutrition for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities for Use by Personal Assistants, Service Providers, Healthcare Providers, Nutrition Professionals, and Family Members. The goal of this Nutrition Standards of Care is to promote quality food and nutrition supports for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). These standards and practice guidelines are designed to help personal assistants, direct service staff and others to create and maintain environments that promote all three levels of healthy nutrition: Level 1: Adequate Nutrition, Level 2: Individualized Nutrition, and Level 3: Health-Promoting Nutrition
New York State, Department of Health: Nutrition and Weight Management for People with Disabilities, Volume 10 is a collection of nutrition tips that cover the following subjects Learning How to Eat Healthier and Stretch Food Dollars, Eat Smart -New York: Free Nutrition Education Workshop Offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Living Well with a Disability, and Poor Nutrition Leads to Obesity and Health Problems,
Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program offers an entire section on Food, Health and Nutrition from the Virginia Tech. This section of their website is devoted to keeping families healthy and safe through information on food, nutrition and fitness. They also offer many publications on Health and Nutrition on a great variety of subjects and for many specific conditions or problems that one would want to address through nutrition. For the Virginia Family Nutrition Information and Referral Line, call toll free, at: (888) 814-7627.
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