Obesity Risk and Weight Management in Youth with Developmental Disabilities
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015
Child Health Issues
This educational session will review the prevalence and risk factors of childhood obesity in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) while describing how family-based
weight loss interventions with an established evidence base for typically developing children can be translated for use with adolescents and young adults with IDD. The presenters draw on their
experience conducting two NIH-funded randomized controlled intervention trials, one underway, NIH R01HD072573-01A1. Position Paper - Nutrition Services for Individuals with Intellectual &
Developmental Disabilities & Special Health Care Needs
State current estimates of the prevalence of childhood obesity in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Identify multiple risk factors for obesity in children with IDD.
Describe each of the five family-based weight loss intervention procedures as translated for use with families and adolescents and young adults with IDD.
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