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Water Tracker

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout can be used to mark off how much water you drink each day.

Weight Management in Adults with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Weight management can be challenging. It is likely that part of the reason is that there are factors for which our understanding is limited. While a great deal has been learned, more research is being done to improve our understanding and to learn how that knowledge can be used for improved weight m

Products to Assist with Portion Control

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Managing portion sizes of foods can be challenging for people with and without Down syndrome. Below are some products that may help with portion control. Many of these products can be found at retailers such as Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target/Walmart, and CVS/Walgreens.  Please no

Guide to Healthy Eating

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what foods to eat everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).

Guide to Healthy Drinking

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what drinks to consume everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).

Healthy Pace for Eating Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual shows steps to take to have a healthy pace for eating. Take a bite, put the fork down, chew 5-10 times, swallow the food, take a small drink, pick up your fork and start all over.

Eating Refusal

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

We received the following question:  I have a son with Down syndrome. He had testicular cancer in his late 20s. Since then, he seems to have developed an eating disorder. He always feels he is too heavy (which he is not). I am working with a psychologist and a nutritionist. Do you have any

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Vitamin B12 deficiency is an issue that we often check for in individuals who receive medical care at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. We usually get enough vitamin B12 from the foods we eat. Vitamin B12 is found in foods such as beef, poultry, fish, eggs, and milk. However, some people do not get en

Low Carb Diets

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

We received a question about low carb diets.  I am looking for information on helping my 28-year-old daughter with Down syndrome lose some weight. We both started a low carb diet a couple weeks ago and that seems to be going pretty well. Is there any reason why she can't continue th

Tips for Eating Healthy Meals

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout provides 6 ways to make healthier choices for meals. Eating healthy meals helps us do our best at home, school, work, and in the community.

Healthy Snack Ideas

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout provides suggestions and images of healthy snacks.

Drinking Water

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout explains how much water we should drink each day.

Staying Hydrated

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout explains why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated.

Erin's Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle Video

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Video

In the video below, Erin shares tips for living a healthy lifestyle. As Erin says, "Living a healthy lifestyle can be really hard," but her tips can help make it easier! 

Hunger and Satiety in People with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Leptin is a hormone that contributes to appetite regulation and satiety. There is some data that show that individuals with Down syndrome have increased leptin levels which correlates with higher rates of obesity. This is consistent with reports of family members and caregivers who have shared that

Basic Recipes Using a Microwave

Author: Kylee's Kitchen - Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

Find recipes for healthy meals that can be made using your microwave! Kylee's Kitchen is a program through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. Participants learn basic cooking skills and how to make healthy meals using a microwave. Links to the recipes used in the program are

Serving Sizes Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support that corresponds to the video on Serving Sizes. It shows you how to estimate serving sizes using your hand as a guide.

Protein Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Protein video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

Healthy Eating Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual to encourage healthy eating habits.

Healthy Eating at Buffets Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Healthy Eating at Buffets video featuring Tyler and Carly.

Grains Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Grains video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

Healthy Food and Drink Choices Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual support based on the Healthy Choices video featuring Molly and Peter.

What to Drink Instead of Pop/Soda

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual suggests alternatives to pop/soda.

Fruits and Vegetables Handout

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

Visual support based on the Fruits and Vegetables video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.

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