Chefs from Stanford University’s Dining Department share tips to help young adults with disabilities and their families kick-off healthy eating habits
Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs is a landmark report highlighting the epidemic of obesity in the special needs community and outlining innovative solutions for families, caregivers and professionals. The report is the first to focus exclusively on how the obesity epidemic affects children with special needs while providing innovative solutions.
Four parents give first hand perspectives about the challenges and lessons learned of trying to achieve a healthy weight for their children.
Research has demonstrated conclusively that both adults and children with disabilities are significantly more likely than their peers to be overweight or obese.
Obesity adds an additional layer of difficulty for special needs children,impacting their day-to-day lives as well as their long-term health.