Nutrition is for Everyone - April 2018

April 10, 2018

April 2018 | Vol. 3 Issue 4

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 We will be sharing this newsletter on the first Wednesday of every month to observe 
 #WellnessWednesday and to share healthy eating and nutrition tips for people with disabilities.


  Nutrition is for Everyone Ambassador Updates



Nutrition is for Everyone Arkansas (NIFE AR) has been working hard to wrap up the grant in its final month. They've made arrangements with three existing organizations that will continue NIFE AR after the grant ends. Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Arkansas Special Olympics, and Arkansas Disability and Health have all taken on the mission to continue increasing fruit and vegetable intake and overall nutrition education with their programs. They have agreed to continue offering adapted cooking classes throughout the state and also to continue offering NIFE AR adapted nutrition education materials in one-day classes, Live Healthy events, and online video series. Read more...

Photo Caption: Snack table at NIFE AR Live Healthy event

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Nutrition is for Everyone Louisiana (NIFE LA) project wrapped up its 8-week pilot program with Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) this month called the Unified Fitness Club. Each week, athletes and their families participated in a 30-mintue physical activity session and a 30-minute interactive nutrition lesson developed by the NIFE LA team. Nutrition lessons are currently being compiled into a user-friendly instructor's manual that will be disseminated to SOLA organizations across the state. Read more...

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Nutrition is for Everyone Mississippi (NIFE MS) held three nutrition workshops during March; Tupelo in North Mississippi, Flowood in the Jackson area of central Mississippi, and Greenwood in the Delta. Participants included people with disabilities and high school classes. The hands-on snack health snack preparation activity continues to be a favorite of participants. One participant shared, "Great ideas on storing food, and great snack ideas," another said, "Loved the hands-on activity and the ideas on budgeting for healthy eating." Read more...

Photo Caption: City of Jackson senior services staff Christi Johnson and Sharon Dallis take part in the snack preparation activity at the Flowood workshop

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The Deputy Nutrition Ambassadors at Nutrition is for Everyone Oklahoma (NIFE OK) are teaching a class this month for Spanish-speaking families on how to meet the dietary guidelines using MyPlate. NIFE OK has also partnered with the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program and is in the process of developing a curriculum for healthy meal planning and food safety for people with disabilities and their friends and family. Lastly, they are still working on the cooking demonstration videos which, once developed, will be shares on social media. Read more...

Like their Facebook page for nutrition tips and events. You can also follow them on  Twitter  at and Pinterest. Contact Ashley for more details or to join the efforts in Oklahoma.

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Nutrition is for Everyone Tennessee (NIFE TN) continued distributing NIFE information (including social media connections) at the 1-day workshops for professionals and families related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was a good opportunity for them to provide nutrition resources to physicians, therapists, and other healthcare professionals! Four more workshops were scheduled across the state, with the last one being in mid-April, expanding their reach with health care professionals as well as families. Read more...

Photo Caption: Dietetic Intern setting up citrus tasting - using descriptive words for taste and texture

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  Nutrition in Action


Chopped Thai Salad

This chopped salad is the perfect combination of crunchy, sweet, and mildly spicy. View the recipe here.

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Are you wanting to change your eating habits, but are worried about the costs associated with eating healthier? You are not alone. Most us want to eat healthy, we just are unsure of how to go about it without breaking the bank. By following a few quick and easy steps, you will be on the road to a healthier lifestyle in no time. 


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  Nutrition and Beyond

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The theme for 2018 is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. This year, the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate impactful public and private sector collaborations that advance health equity and help improve the health of the nation. Want to learn more about NMHM events? Click here 


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  Subscription and Submissions

You are receiving this message because you are subscribed to the AUCD Nutrition4All listserv. This is a discussion list hosted by AUCD to facilitate communication on strategies to include people living with disabilities in nutrition efforts and to include nutrition in disability and health efforts. Members can email the list by replying to a message or sending a new message to the list's email. To subscribe to this listserv, email Daphnee Guillaume, Public Health Program Manager.AUCD | 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910


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