Impact of a smarter lunchroom intervention on food selection and consumption among adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential school setting
Learning Areas:Public health or related research
Identify that youth with I/DD have not been included broadly in school-based nutrition policies, programs, or interventions. Assess the physical and social factors within school environments that influence food choices. Describe how personal factors (cognitions, skills, behaviors,behavioral capability) of youth with I/DD interact with physical and social factors in school environments to ultimately impact health. Explain how environments can be enhanced to improve the food choices and dietary intake of youth with I/DD. Discuss strategies for including youth with I/DD in the design of interventions. Explain the potential advantages of intervention approaches that support autonomy among youth with I/DD.
Keyword(s): Disability, Food and Nutrition
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a registered dietitian for 10 years and completed a Maternal and Child Health Bureau fellowship: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities. The study represents the work of my doctoral thesis project and was guided by a strong group of academic mentors with over 20 years of experience working to improve overall health and dietary intake of youth with I/DD.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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