Adults with learning disabilities are more likely to be obese or underweight compared to the general population. They are also more likely to have osteoporosis, which is linked to a lack of exercise, poor nutrition and smoking.
However, access to easy-read information and support in learning food and nutrition skills is patchy, so many people with learning disabilities lack opportunities to make healthy choices about their diet. We have a small range of pictorial recipes and information in the resources section (see bottom of page) of our website.
Our plan for 2019/20
There is no specific work planned around this theme for this year, but we will continue to take opportunities to take this forward within our general work with community food initiatives, and support, if applicable, through any funding opportunities.