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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.
We were tasked with designing a successful exercise and nutrition program for SOVT athletes.
Stephen Contompasis, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Chris Langevin, MBA, Special Olympics Vermont
Mike Frisbie, Special Olympics Vermont
Special Olympics Vermont
Adolescent Health, Disability and Health, Early and Middle Childhood, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity
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Kwok, Alyssa; Leahy, Danielle; McLaren, John; Meserve, Christopher; Miller, Joseph; Trejos, Sierra; Wade, Jacqueline; Frisbie, Mike; Langevin, Chris; and Contompasis, Stephen, "Barriers to Exercise and Nutrition for Special Olympics Athletes" (2015). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 216.