Good nutrition plays a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers. It also reduces the risk of nutrient deficiencies which can occur in people with disabilities, especially those with feeding, chewing, or swallowing problems or who take certain medications. The following resources provide more information about nutrition and disabilities.
USDA Resource on Nutrition and Disability
Find information, tools and resources useful in providing nutrition education to individuals living with mental and physical disabilities.
Disability and Nutrition
Nutrition tips for people with disabilities by diagnoses and health condition.
Providing Nutrition Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs PDF
Position statement from the American Dietetic Association.