ERIC Number: ED414682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Nutrition Management of School Age Children with Special Needs: A Resource Manual for School Personnel, Families, and Health Professionals. Second Edition.
Horsley, Janet W.; Allen, Elizabeth R.; Daniel, Patricia White
This guide is intended to help school personnel facilitate the management of special diets and nutrition education in the school curriculum in accordance with requirements of the National School Lunch Act, the Child Nutrition Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. After the introduction, Section 1 offers an overview of practical interventions during the school day. A chart identifies specific nutritional problems, lists disabling conditions the problem is associated with, and lists suggested interventions. Section 2 addresses dietary considerations of the following specific conditions: cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, diabetes mellitus, Down Syndrome, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, phenylketonuria (PKU), seizure disorders, and spina bifida. This section also considers the related factors of constipation, feeding abnormalities, and tube feeding. Section 3 is on nutrition related goals and objectives in students' individualized education plans (IEP) or Section 504 accommodation plans. Examples and case studies are provided for each of the above listed conditions. Seven appendices include a sample dietary management record, lunch menu ideas for special diets, suggestions for nutritious snacks, possible textural modifications, detail on diet and drugs for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, possible complications of tube feeding, and guidelines for the PKU diet. (Individual sub-sections contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cerebral Palsy, Compliance (Legal), Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Dietetics, Diseases, Downs Syndrome, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Seizures, Special Needs Students, Spina Bifida
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)