Healthy Living: A Handbook for the Promotion of Nutritional Health for Students with Significant Disabilities
This project discusses the need for a program that promotes the health and nutrition of students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities in schools, as well as, details what this might look like in an educational setting for students’ with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. The issue of childhood obesity was examined and nutrition education in an educational environment was discussed. In addition, the importance of incorporating nutrition-based interventions was presented and the significance of nutrition development for students with disabilities was acknowledged. Due to the lack of available resources for nutrition education implementation in special education classrooms, it becomes the responsibility of education specialists to create their own materials and implement their ideas within their own classrooms in order to promote proper health and nutrition for their students. This project provides education specialists the necessary materials in an easy-to-use handbook to provide students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities health and nutrition education.