Supporting good nutrition for people with learning disabilities

Kennedy, Karen; Pannell, Jenny and Summers, Neil (2004). Supporting good nutrition for people with learning disabilities. Housing, Care and Support, 7(3) pp. 25–29.



Nutrition and exercise matter for everyone, including people with learning disabilities. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise can have adverse effects on emotional and physical health and well‐being, which then affect the ability to cope with the demands of everyday life, including independent living and enjoyment of voluntary or paid work, college and leisure activities. Support staff need training and advice to understand this if they are to facilitate optimal quality of life.

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