Date of Publication

1-21-2015

Abstract

Problem

People with intellectual disability (ID) have higher rates of obesity.

Special Olympics Vermont (SOVT) athletes compete in sports events throughout the year.

Athletes may lose fitness between seasons.

Their nutrition habits remain unknown. •Barriers to exercise and nutrition remain unknown.

Goal

We were tasked with designing a successful exercise and nutrition program for SOVT athletes.

Advisor(s)

Stephen Contompasis, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Chris Langevin, MBA, Special Olympics Vermont

Mike Frisbie, Special Olympics Vermont

Agency

Special Olympics Vermont

Subjects

Adolescent Health, Disability and Health, Early and Middle Childhood, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity

Notes

Presented at the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO, November 2, 2015.

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