American Dietetic Association Professional organization for registered dieticians can help individuals locate local resources.
Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group is a practice group of the American Dietetic Association
American Obesity Association Focuses on research, education, prevention and treatment.
Center for Science in the Public Interest Nutrition advocacy organization.
Diabetes Prevention Program’s Lifestyle Balance Fat Counter lists fat grams and calories for more than 1,500 foods, including regional foods from all parts of the U.S.
Large print version: Lifestyle Balance Fat Counter (Word document)
Large print version: Lifestyle Balance Fat Counter (pdf document)
Eat Right Montana Statewide coalition of committed individuals, agencies and organizations, including the Montana Dietetic Association, Department of Public Health and Human Services (WIC, CACFP, Cardiovascular Disease, and Nutrition and Physical Activity), Office of Public Instruction, MSU Extension Food and Nutrition, Montana Team Nutrition, Area Health Education Center, Montana Beef Council and the Western Dairy Council.
Good Nutrition Ideas disseminates innovative nutrition products and services developed for children and adults (including those with disabilities or special health care needs) by researchers at The University of Montana’s Rural Institute .
Kennedy Krieger Institute Internationally recognized facility in Baltimore, Maryland is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. The Institute’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation, and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.
Montana Disability and Health Program Publications:
Nutrition for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Nutrition Standards of Care for Use by Personal Assistants, Service Providers, Healthcare Providers, Nutrition Professionals, and Family Members 2005
Using Commodities and Canned Foods in Group Homes for Adults with Disabilities, Practice Guideline, 2004
Food On Film©: An Innovative Method for Recording Food Intake of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Communication Difficulties Research Progress Report #22, 2004
Nutrition and Disability Research Progress Report #14, 2002
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Specialized information about exercise and activity, including general exercise guidelines, for persons with all types of disabilities.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Education Initiative:
“Menu Planner” Allows user to select total daily calories and build breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition ideas/resources for families
New Directions for Living Well with a Disability This 8-week Health Promotion Workshop teaches tools that help people with disabilities continue to do the things they enjoy. Topics include goal setting, problem solving, optimistic thinking, avoiding depression, healthy communication, information seeking, nutrition, physical activity, advocacy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Office of the Surgeon General “Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity”
Overweight in Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health site provides current, high-quality resources about the identification, prevention, management, and treatment of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.
Pacific West Maternal and Child Health Distance Learning Network has developed three curricula for health professionals to strengthen nutrition services for children with special health care needs and their families:
1. Nutrition For Children With Special Health Care Needs – Self Study Curriculum (six modules, one CEU each): Information on functional nutrition assessment and interventions for children with special health care needs.
2. Nutrition For Children With Special Health Care Needs – Group Study Curriculum (four modules, one CEU each): Integrates knowledge of clinical nutrition and systems of care to improve service delivery -designed to be delivered to small groups by a facilitator experienced in providing nutrition services.
3. Nutrition and Oral Health – Self Study Curriculum (five modules, one CEU each): This program provides information on preventing oral health problems and providing anticipatory guidance that can be delivered by many health care providers; designed to be used as a quick reference.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Wellness Promotes wellness for persons with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post polio syndrome, amputations, and spinal cord injury, as well as all other persons with disabilities.
Renfrew Center Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization advancing education and research on eating disorders, and their prevention and treatment. It provides professional training and educational opportunities for mental health and medical professionals; produces educational seminars and publications for the public and participates in media activities; and conducts research into the pathology and recovery patterns of people with eating disorders.
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center Provides information on nutrition, food safety, the food pyramid, and government programs such as Food Stamps and WIC. Has a searchable index.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 5th Edition: Developed by USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help consumers, families and professionals find ways to enjoy food while maintaining good health.
Food Stamp Nutrition Connection Nutrition and Disability Resources include general information; food resource management/shopping with disabilities; physical activity and special populations; and training materials for professionals.
Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program Website for administrators of state Food Stamp Nutrition Education Programs and statewide networks.
National Nutrient Database at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nutrition.gov Comprehensive source of information on nutrition and dietary guidance.
U.S. Health and Human Services Healthfinder: Gateway to reliable health information, including diet, nutrition and physical activity.
Healthy People 2010, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: National health promotion objectives for Americans with and without disabilities.
Weight Control Information Network A service of the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Network raises awareness and provide up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, physical activity, weight control, and related nutritional issues to health professionals, people who are overweight or obese, the media, Congress, and the general public.