Specialized Family Care Program

Weight Loss Encouragement for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

  • Category: Health
  • Materials: Articles: "Weight Loss Encouragement for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities"; "How to Use Fruits & Vegetables" and "Rethink Your Drink" from Department of Health & Human Resources, CDC
  • Goal: Individual in placement will maintain healthy weight
  • Credit Hours: 2 Hours
  • Date Developed: July 2014
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, MSW, Family Based Care Specialist

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider understands challenges of weight loss
  3. Provider understands importance of maintaining a healthy weight
  5. Provider knows how to encourage physical activity to promote weight loss
  7. Provider knows ways to promote healthy eating
  9. Provider knows how to make good beverage choices

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider