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