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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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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).
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.
In collaboration with Voya Cares, the National Down Syndrome Society published a guidebook on financial wellness. Topics include the basics of financial wellness, government benefits, workplace benefi
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 wee
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.
This handout provides suggestions and images of healthy snacks.
This handout explains why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated.
This handout explains how much water we should drink each day.
This list of resources was compiled by Ann Garcia and Grace O'Connor, patient advocates at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. Some of these resources are specific to Illinois residents - they are
The resources below can be used by individuals with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers, and their health care providers during the transition from pediatric to adult health care. G
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 rate
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 s
This is a visual support based on the Protein video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Grains video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Eating at Buffets video featuring Tyler and Carly.
This is a visual to encourage healthy eating habits.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Choices video featuring Molly and Peter.
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.
This is a visual that pairs with the Dairy video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
Visual support based on the Fruits and Vegetables video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Pace for Eating video featuring Julia.
This visual suggests alternatives to pop/soda.
Some of these resources are specific to the greater Chicagoland area and/or Illinois. If you are looking for resources in another region, we recommend reaching out to a local Down syndrome parent orga
The website linked below provides visual recipes and other resources to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities cook basic meals and snacks. In addition to offering a collect
Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.
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