Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Grant to Help Children with Diet and Exercise

Jan Morson and her son Daniel.
Daniel Morson, 14, loves some chicken fingers. Spinach? Not so much.
Sounds like a lot of teenagers, right? But Morson has Down syndrome and his eating habits may provide clues to help other families supporting a Down syndrome adolescent.
"Persons with Down syndrome have the highest obesity rates of any intellectual disability group," said Laura Vogtle, a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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