Training Materials for ProfessionalsProviding Nutrition Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
American Dietetic Association.
Position statement from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association). 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 with suggestions such as knowing your audience and using focus groups, using alternative formats, and being inclusive of all people.
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 concerning nutrition for children with special needs by providing guidance concerning special needs children and loss of appetite, under and overweight children, nutritional supplements, pica, allergies, nutrition and dental health, digestion complications, behavior, and food texture. There are other resources as well such as cookbooks and additional guides for assistance.
Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Pacific West Maternal and Child Health Distance Learning Network.
A web-based curriculum made up of 6 modules for Registered Dietitians and other health care professionals who wish to learn more about working with children with special needs. Special sections include 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.