Purpose: The main purpose of the project is that persons with developmental disabilities should have a better diet and increased activity level.
Method: Quality improvement intervention involving persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
Results: Based on the cookery courses the caregivers and persons with developmental disabilities developed a spiral booklet with recipes and shopping list tailored to one person. Tuesday Club got a better structure with regular activities like disco, party games and fitness activities. Persons with developmental disabilities participate in planning what to eat and they also participate in cooking.
Persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers made a walking trail in the neighborhood with 5 checkpoints where the person who walk the trail get a mark in a card with a ticket punch. Five marks give a reward.
Conclusion: Persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers got better knowledge of how to conduct a healthier diet. Cooking courses gave the persons with developmental disabilities increased expertise on practical cooking, and how to make single servings. Spiral booklet helps persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers planning purchase of healthier groceries. The caregivers seem the spiral booklet is useful for guidance and motivation. The walking trail leads to increased physical activity outdoors and now the persons with developmental disabilities demand more checkpoints.
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