This program will work in collaboration with services already in place for example people already receiving services at home, in hospital rehab wards, supported accommodation. The aim of this program is to provide information, education, seminars, exercise programs, nutritional advice and support for the people with additional needs and focus on educating and enhancing peoples knowledge on the benefits of health and wellbeing.

The Importance of Nutrition

A key aspect of healthy lifestyle will always be the importance of meeting ones nutritional requirements. Some people find this very easy to accomplish and others struggle to achieve the same result. It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate the infinite resources published across the range of informative platforms available today.

An individual with some form of disability whether it be mental or physical is likely to be having trouble meeting their nutritional requirements. This responsibility then falls on the knowledge and beliefs of their carer. Some conditions may need additional support for example Cystic Fibrosis can affect a child’s ability to absorb nutrients in their small bowel and ultimately lead to failure to thrive if left unmanaged. Nutritional support can also be offered to those who are affected by difficulties with chewing and swallowing in which offering texture modified foods would be advantageous to this person’s nutritional health.

There is a broad range of nutritional related conditions that could require on going management these include:

  • Diabetes Type 1 & 2

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Coeliac Disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Overweight/Underweight

  • Difficulty Chewing and swallowing

Maintaining healthy bodyweight and activity from an early age is key to preventing the development of bad food habits and avoiding the associated conditions related to over or under nutrition.

Please see an Accredited Practicing Dietitian or your General Practitioner (GP) if you have any diet related concerns or contact Access-Able for information on how to start the process of talking with a professional.


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