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Written by: Satrina D.
Eating a healthy diet is important for everyone. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “people with disabilities
can find it more difficult to eat healthy, control their weight, and be
Whether you are a caregiver or an individual with autism,
cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome, exercise is an important part of a healthy
body and mind. The Office
of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion states that adults with
disabilities should “engage in regular physical activity according to their
abilities and should avoid inactivity.” People living with disabilities may
need some assistance with their physical activities, such as lifting weights or
Furthermore, “adults with disabilities should consult their
health-care providers about the amounts and types of physical activity that are
appropriate for their abilities.”
A healthy diet is encouraged for everyone, whether they have
autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome or are of typical abilities and
providing care for someone living with developmental disabilities:
*Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, and limit sugary foods
*Drink more water and less sugary drinks
*Choose foods low in saturated fats, sodium, and trans fats.
Individuals with developmental disabilities could be at risk
for being overweight and even obesity. While obesity is a problem across the
country, there are many possible contributors to the issue of obesity in the
developmentally disabled, including side effects from some medications, pain,
physical limitations, and more. Exercise and a healthy diet can help reduce
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