Developing dietary interventions for people with learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities are more likely than the general population to have an imbalanced diet. This article discusses a project to develop an online recipe resource for this group as well as training for staff in implementing healthy-eating initiatives.
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Community in action: healthy eating project from Dimensions
The Nutrition and Wellbeing Project launched by Dimensions that aims to improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability and autism through nutrition.
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COVID-19: why are people with learning disabilities at greater risk?
When it comes to people with learning disabilities and COVID-19, the statistics are damning. In the UK, people with learning disabilities are at least four times more likely to die from the disease than the general population, according to a government report from November 2020, a death rate that the researchers estimate could in reality be as high as six times more likely.
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