Food Resource Management and Shopping with Disabilities

An adaptive kitchen feature

Find information, tools and resources relating to shopping and food preparation specific to the needs of individuals living with disabilities.

shopping bag with SNAP written on it SNAP Special Rules for the Elderly or Disabled

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Lists special SNAP rules for households that contain an elderly or disabled member.

Help for the Elderly and Disabled. (PDF | 346 KB)


A primer for enhancing the nutrition safety for the elderly and disabled.

An adaptive kitchen 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.

Living Well with a Disability

Rural Institute University of Montana.

This 10-week Wellness Workshop helps people with disabilities continue to do the things they enjoy. Individually chosen goals are the centerpiece for building skills in various areas including physical activity, nutrition, advocacy, and maintenance of healthy living habits.

Myths and Facts about Food Stamp Benefits and the Disabled (PDF | 100 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Fact sheet includes 10 myths about SNAP benefits for disabled people.

Photo from Nutrition for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

The University of Montana Rural Institute. Montana Disability and Health Program.

Promotes 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.

Nutrition Notes To Go: Make Your Food Dollars Count (PDF | 109 KB)

University of Massachusetts Amherst Cooperative Extension.

Legal size one-page newsletter for the month of March containing tips for getting more food value for your money, an in-season produce listing and advice for physical activity. Includes a Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry recipe. Spanish one-page newsletter also included.

Using Commodities and Canned Foods in Group Homes for Adults with Disabilities

The University of Montana Rural Institute. Montana Disability and Health Program.

This Practice Guidelines advises how to stretch food dollars in group homes and also provides general information about safe storage and use of canned foods.