Nutrition for Persons with Physical, Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities

Sara

Recently, there is a worldwide shift from an unhealthy diet to a healthier lifestyle. The level of nutrition for people has greatly improved with the numerous campaigns on eating greens & fruits, exercise, and growing/ gardening organic foods. While this may be true for many societies, persons with disabilities were left behind. People with disabilities are at increased risk of developing secondary conditions such as obesity, and diabetes.

Research shows that a healthy diet would improve the quality and length of most individuals’ lives. Poor diet is related to obesity and illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension.