Thursday, November 3, 2011

Obesity and Children with Special Needs

When it comes to food, kids with special needs are a lot like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – they tend to either eat too much or too little, but very few of them eat "just right." Get two parents of kids with special needs together, and it won’t be long before the gory details of food preferences and digestive problems are discussed.
The "too much" portion of this problem is the topic of an important new report released Wednesday by called, "Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs." In partnership with Special Olympics and Best Buddies International, the numbers are alarming:

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