Health Promotion

Spotlight: Food for Health: Nutrition Research across the Lifespan

Nutrition is vital to health, growth, and development through all stages of life. Poor nutrition causes health problems and can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other diseases. NIH recently released a draft of its first-ever Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research to focus efforts in advancing the scientific understanding …

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Securing rights and nutritional health for persons with intellectual disabilities – a pressing challenge | Food & Nutrition Research

Source: Securing rights and nutritional health for persons with intellectual disabilities – a pressing challenge | Food & Nutrition Research Svein Olav Kolset Sigrun Hope Kjetil Retterstøl Marianne Nordstrøm Per Ole Iversen DOI: https://doi.org/10.29219/fnr.v62.1268 Download Article Abstract Persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) are dependent on nutritional policies that have so far not been addressed in …

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Introducing Active Engagement: A new program for teaching cooking skills to individuals with IDD – Webinar

Source: Introducing Active Engagement: A new program for teaching cooking skills to individuals with IDD Presented by Janice Goldschmidt, MS, RD, LDN Content Overview: This presentation will launch a book that will be published by AAIDD in June. The title is Active Engagement: Teaching Authentic Cooking Skills to Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Janice …

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Family Leisure Toolkit | Parents with Mental Illnesses

Leisure participation is important for the development of healthy family relationships. Source: Family Leisure Toolkit | Parents with Mental Illnesses Leisure Education Toolkit for Parents with Mental Illnesses   This toolkit is an evidence-based guide that will help parents better understand the importance of family leisure and develop strategies to participate in meaningful family leisure. …

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Y Living Center – YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Source: Y Living Center – YMCA of Greater San Antonio In partnership with The ARC of San Antonio, Health Matters™ is a program designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers who want to become better informed about their own health, nutrition, and fitness. 12-week program that will meet three times a …

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The Arc Awarded Grant from Anthem Foundation for Health and Fitness for All Project

Source: The Arc Awarded Grant from Anthem Foundation for Health and Fitness for All Project | The Arc Blog Posted on December 7, 2017 by The Arc Grant will support programming in Kentucky, Texas and Wisconsin Washington, DC – The Arc is pleased to announce it has received nearly $88,000 of funding from the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic …

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Bike Share Intervention: Improving Wellness & Community Access

Source: Temple Collaborative on Community Inclusion | Apr 16, 2018 Download Bike Share Program Manual At The Collaborative, we love biking! Many of us are active cyclists who peddle our path to fun and fitness. As biking grows in popularity, we want to do our part to encourage consumers to give it a try. In this effort, The …

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City Health Dashboard

Empowering cities to create thriving communities:  Explore health in your city Source: https://www.cityhealthdashboard.com/ Learn how other communities have successfully woven health into their decision-making around issues such as education, access to affordable housing, and unemployment. This section includes new articles on how cities are using the Dashboard, posts from the City Health Dashboard team, and feature …

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