Nutrition Concerns for People with Down Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cerebral Palsy

​Children and adults with disabilities may need extra support from health professionals to manage secondary conditions related to their disabilities. One of the most common conditions which develops is weight gain due to an increase in a sedentary lifestyle related to...

Eating to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease and often results in fractures, back pain, or other bone-related problems.

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children

Gastroesophageal reflux refers to a burning sensation, commonly called heartburn, caused by stomach acid moving back into the esophagus and sometimes into the mouth. More than half of infants will have gastroesophageal reflux within the first 3 months of life, but most will...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

When you swallow, food goes from your throat, down your esophagus, through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), and into your stomach. When the LES does not close properly, the stomach contents leak back into the esophagus. This backflow of acid from the stomach (known as...

Elemental Diet

An elemental diet is one that provides nutrients in a predigested or hydrolyzed form. It is designed to provide nutrition during treatment for certain health conditions in which the digestive or absorptive process is impaired. Special formulas that contain no whole protein...

Postprandial Reactive Hypoglycemia (PRH): Information and Dietary Management

What is PRH? Postprandial: symptoms occur after a meal, within 2-4 hours Reactive: symptoms occur in response to food, as opposed to a fasting state Hypoglycemia: low blood glucose/sugar. A normal glucose range is 70-99 mg/dL What are the common symptoms?

Parkinson’s Disease: The Basics of Good Nutrition

When you have Parkinson’s disease, eating well might help you feel better and manage symptoms of the disease. An overall healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids is important, but real evidence does not show that any food or dietary supplement will delay the progression...

Nutrition Guidelines for Diabetes Management

If you have diabetes, it is important to eat well to help keep yourself healthy. Nutrition care should be personalized for each person based on blood glucose (sugar) level, blood lipid (fat) levels, risk factors for heart disease and high blood pressure, exercise habits,...

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