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Supporting good nutrition for people with learning disabilities

Karen Kennedy (Nutritionist, Bristol)
Jenny Pannell (Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol)
Neil Summers (Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol)

Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Nutrition and exercise matter for everyone, including people with learning disabilities. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise can have adverse effects on emotional and physical health and well‐being, which then affect the ability to cope with the demands of everyday life, including independent living and enjoyment of voluntary or paid work, college and leisure activities. Support staff need training and advice to understand this if they are to facilitate optimal quality of life.

Citation

Kennedy, K., Pannell, J. and Summers, N. (2004), "Supporting good nutrition for people with learning disabilities", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 25-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/14608790200400021

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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