A Healthy Diet

All too often, adults with Down syndrome are not involved in the decision-making process when it comes to dietary choices. Whether they live at home with family, in a group setting, or in supported or independent living arrangements, adults with Down syndrome should actively participate in discussions about weight. As a rule of thumb, the following nutrition guidelines work well for adults with Down syndrome:

Medlen stresses the importance of including all five food groups in each meal for adults with Down syndrome.