Health U.: A Nutrition Curriculum for Teenagers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Shriver Center; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; Shriver Center
Mental and Social Health | Mental Disorders | Nutrition
The Health U. curriculum is designed to be taught by registered dietitians or educators who have had college-level courses in nutrition. It contains age-appropriate nutrition education materials for adolescents and young adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. The goal of the Health U. program is to encourage a healthy lifestyle and includes 10 lessons, each of which provides a short discussion where new concepts are introduced, an activity that provides hands-on learning, time to engage in movement/physical activity, and a "taste test" that encourages expansion of students' food repertoires.
Bandini, Linda G.; Curtin, Carol; Fleming, Richard K.; Maslin, Melissa C. T.; and Scampini, Renee, "Health U.: A Nutrition Curriculum for Teenagers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" (2013). Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Publications and Presentations. 34.