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The KU diet project for people with physical disabilities.

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NARIC Accession Number: O18418.  What's this?
Author(s): Reichard, Amanda; Saunders, Muriel.
Project Number: H133B110006.
Publisher(s): Research and Training Center on Independent Living, The University of Kansas, 4089 Dole Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045; 785/864-4095.
Publication Year: 2012.
Abstract: The directors of the Kansas University (KU) diet project discuss the results and improvements in secondary health outcomes from participants of a three-year weight loss program for people with physical disabilities. Participants follow either a program very similar to the My Pyramid or My Plate diet or a diet that involves meal replacements including frozen entrees and protein shakes while using the stop light chart which shows in color coding the caloric value of food. The stop light chart uses green for foods low in calories, yellow for food with somewhat more calories, and red for foods to limit and avoid. Participants also meet regularly with a dietician or exercise physiologist, who provides education and support and receive encouragement to participate in a physical activity program appropriate for their physical abilities. Individual participants describe the program, their lifestyle changes, and overall health improvements. Run time: 7 minutes 4 seconds.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, DAILY LIVING, EXERCISE, HEALTH PROMOTION, MEDICAL ASPECTS, NUTRITION, PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, PHYSICAL FITNESS, QUALITY OF LIFE, SELF CARE.

 
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