Abstract

To address health disparities of adults with intellectual disability (ID), the Kansas Disability and Health Program developed the Stoplight Healthy Living program to promote good nutrition and increased physical activity. The program is based in part on the Stoplight Diet, which uses a color-coded system to teach healthy food choices. The Stoplight Healthy Living program was tested with two groups recruited through a local disability service provider in Kansas. Evaluation results suggested increases in daily fruit and vegetable consumption after participation in the program as well as increased purchases of healthy foods, reduction in soda consumption, and increased knowledge of healthier fast food meal choices. The program was well-received by participants, and shows promise in supporting good nutrition and health of adults with ID.

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