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People with disabilities are more likely to experience food insecurity and lack of access to wholesome foods than people without disabilities. As a result, these barriers can contribute to weight gain and the development of other chronic diseases for this target population. Inclusive strategies must grant access to healthy fruits and vegetables as well as supportive adapted equipment to promote independence among people with disability. In this section you will find information and trainings to help remove barriers when it comes to health and nutrition for people with disabilities.

Importance of Breakfast

Understand why you should eat breakfast and learn how to create a balanced breakfast plate. Enjoy a demo of a PB and J smoothie. 

The Dash Diet

Understand DASH diet basics and how it improves chronic diseases and decreases inflammation.  Learn how to limit salt by assessing the food label and identify snacks and meals that reach DASH diet goals.

Food for Your Mood

Learn how food can effect your mood and how your mood can effect your  food choices. 

The Importance of Hydration

This course will help you understand the role of hydration for positive health outcomes. Learn how to calculate hydration needs, and food and beverages that provide hydration. You will also enjoy a cooking demo of a delicious recipe to help reach your hydration goals. 

Discover Inclusive Nutrition Education

Discover Inclusive Nutrition Education provides strategies for how to include youth with disability in your nutrition and health education.  This training covers the definition of inclusion, effective teaching strategies for multiple disabilities, information on accessible school gardens, and several inclusive nutrition resources

Establishing an Inclusive, Health Food Venue

During this presentation, viewers will learn what a healthy food venue consists of and how to create an inclusive and accessible one that includes individuals with disability.  The training covers disability statistics, inclusion terminology, and ways to create an accessible environment through building design, signage, staff training, and more.  Viewers will also familiarize themselves with nutrition-related resources from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability