Find information, tools and resources relating to shopping and food preparation specific to the needs of individuals living with disabilities.
Nutrition and DisabilityNutrition and Weight Management for People with Disabilities
Disability and Health in New York State.
Guide discussing the importance of nutrition and weight management in persons with disabilities, difficulty cooking and shopping, overcoming weight management barriers, smart shopping and cooking tips, and living well with a disability.
Helping Children Learn Good Feeding Skills
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
This sheet discusses the importance of head position, food texture, and changing nutrition needs to help children with special needs obtain adequate nutrition.
Kitchen Accessibility Basics for Persons with Disabilities
Guidance for persons with disabilities and kitchen accessibility issues including many tips on adjusting a kitchen layout and kitchen tools for a person with a disability.
The Kitchen and Persons with Dementia (PDF | 63.1 KB)
Alzheimer's Association of Australia.
Suggestions for ways to make the kitchen as useful and safe as possible for a person with dementia, their family, and their caregivers.
General Exercise Guidelines for People with Disabilities
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.
Information on general exercise guidelines for a disabled person.
Providing Nutrition Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
American Dietetic Association.
Position statement. Supports a interdisciplinary, family-centered, community-based, and culturally competent approach.
Creating Effective Health Messages for People with Disabilities
New York State Department of Health. Disability and Health Program.
Guide to creating effective messages concerning general health, nutrition and physical activity.
Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, Caregivers, and Food Service Providers (PDF | 180 KB)
Florida Department of Education.
Handbook for professionals. Provides guidance concerning special needs children and loss of appetite, under and overweight, nutritional supplements, pica, allergies, nutrition and dental health, digestion complications, behavior, and food texture.
Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Pacific West Maternal and Child Health Distance Learning Network.
Web-based curriculum includes sections on growth assessment, dietary intake and determining individual need, feeding skills, fluid and bowel problems, integrating community services and programs, and developing a family-centered plan.