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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.

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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