Pipes, Peggy (1995) ‘Nutrition and children with Down syndrome’ in Medical and surgical care for children with Down syndrome. A guide for parents Topics in Down Syndrome series, Woodbine House, ch 17 pp 327-344
Markham, Julie (1999) A nutritional perspective
Down Syndrome Guide, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Short article which outlines a number of the main nutritional considerations in regard to Down syndrome.
Todd, Jamie (2005) ‘Stephen’s success. A tale of teaching and tenacity’ Disability Solutions Vol 6 issue 2
Advice for guiding children into healthy eating habits. Includes a template for teaching children to make their own lunches.
Medlen, Joan (1997) ‘Picky eater? Don’t give up... yet’ Disability Solutions Vol 2 issue 1
Discusses food jag and texture progression with practical advice and helpful strategies to encourage acceptance of new foods.
‘Go for your life’ www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au
Victorian Government website which aims to prom. Lots of advice and ideas.ote healthy eating and increase levels of physical activity
Sensory processing disorder
This overly commercial site nonetheless has plenty of strategies and advice for supporting picky eaters.
Reproducible food pyramids and learning activities based on the food pyramid:
My food guide pyramid’ in The Down syndrome nutrition handbook. A guide to promoting healthy lifestyles Woodbine House, 2002, pp 281-335
‘Diet’ and ‘Which food group?’ in Down’s Syndrome Association (UK) Health. Looking after yourself
This publication, written by and for adults with Down syndrome, covers a whole range of health matters in plain language and with reproducible revision activities.