ERIC Number: ED264680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Assuring Nutrition Services to North Carolina's Developmentally Disabled Children. Final Report, 2/1/84 to 9/29/84.
Ries, Gina M.
The project evaluated the need to include nutrition services in North Carolina's Developmental Disability (DD) Programs. Six major evaluation efforts were undertaken: (1) surveys of nutrition care providers within the state and specialists nation wide; (2) site visits to facilities and clinics; (3) a random review of 135 charts from developmental evaluation centers; (4) computerized dietary analysis of 25 children participating in the Crippled Children's Services (CCS) Program; (5) a review of management information and program statistics; and (6) a review of scientific literature on nutrition intervention in the care and treatment of developmental disabilities. Among major findings were that all of the 25 CCS participants had less than optimal nutrient intakes; 94% of developmental evaluation center administrators indicated inadequate nutrition counseling and evaluation; few local public health nutritionists have participated in a CCS client evaluation; and existing regional nutrition consultants do not have enough time to become involved in direct service to DD clients. Recommendations are offered for model implementation and funding for interagency cooperation. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Div. for Disorders of Development and Learning.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina