BHN DPG HOD Delegate
Cynthia Burke, MS, RD, LDN
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Resources
Lester Rosenzweig, MS, RD, CDN, of Schenectady, NY
Humphries, K., Rosenzweig, L., Cushing, P., Licitra, R. Registered Dietitians’ Service to Group Homes for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. The Open Nutrition Journal, 6, 116-122 (2012)
Rosenzweig, L. Addressing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in a Community Based Organization Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities with a Focus on Nutrition, Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Newsletter. Spring 2012.
Rosenzweig L. Editor. American Dietetic Association Nutrition Care Manual. Adult Developmental Disabilities Section. Published online October 2011. Subscription required.
Rosenzweig L. Serving the Aging Developmentally Disabled Population. Top Clin Nutr. 2008; 23(2): 98-102. Subscription required.
Summary in the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Newsletter Winter 2009.
Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Providing nutrition services for people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110:296-307.
Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitians (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012;112(9):1454-1464.
“Nutrition Interventions for Children with Special Health Care Needs.” Washington State Department of Health, 2008. Avaliable online at:
Ekvall S, Ekvall V, eds. Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Diseases and Developmental Disorders. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 2005
Medlen J. The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. Portland, OR: Phronesis Publishing; 2006
Nutrition for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Nutrition Standards of Care for Use by Personal Assistants, Service Providers, Healthcare Providers, Nutrition Professionals, and Family Members. Montana Disability and Health Montana Disability and Health Program. Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, The University of Montana Rural Institute. 2005.
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at CDC. It includes 3 Divisions: Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Human Development and Disability, and Blood Disorders.
HealthMatters™ CAP is a collaboration between community-based organizations and an academic institution supporting people with IDD.
Mental Health Resources
Tegan Medico MS-MPH, RD, LDN of Louisville, TN
“A Curricular Model for Cultural Competence and Dietitians: CCARDs” (Manuscript under review).
Psychiatric Nutrition Therapy: A Resource Guide for Dietetics Professionals Practicing in Behavioral Health Care. Behavioral Health Nutrition, a Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2006.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics . Position of the American Dietetic Association: Standards of practice and standards of professional performance for registered dietitians (generalist, specialty, and advanced) in behavioral health care. JADA. 2006; 106(4): 608-613.
Sublette ME, Ellis SP, Geant AL, Mann JJ. Meta-analysis of the effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in clinical trials in depression. J Clin Psychiatry. 2011; 72(12): 1577-84.
Gilbody S, Lewis S, Lightfoot T. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) genetic polymorphisms and psychiatric disorders: a HuGE review. Am J Epidemiol. 2007; 165(1): 1-13.
Jackson JR, Eaton WW, Cascella NG, Fasano A, Kelly DL. Neurologic and psychiatric manifestations of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Psychiatr Q. 2012; 83(1): 91-102.
Leyse-Wallace, Ruth. Linking Nutrition to Mental Health: A Scientific Exploration. iUniverse, Inc. Lincoln NE, 2008
Depression Facts Website Link
Renée Hoffinger, MHSE, RD, of Gainesville, FL
“The Recovery Diet: A Groundbreaking, Scientific Approach to a Healthy Life While Recovering from Alcholism”, published by Adams Media, 2012.
“Cooking with Addicts (and others)”, Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Newsletter, Winter 2011.
“Nutrition Intervention for the Substance Abusing PLWA” in Positive Communication (a publication of the Infectious Diseases Nutrition dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association), 14(2), Summer 2009.
Book Review of “The Sober Kitchen: Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime of Sobriety” in Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Newsletter, Fall 2009.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Standards of practice and standards of professional performance for registered dietitians (generalist, specialty, and advanced) in behavioral health care. JADA. 2006; 106(4): 608-613.
Trish Dekker, “Nutrition & Recovery – a Professional Resource for Healthy Eating during Recovery from Substance Abuse”, 2000, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada).
Anne S. Hatcher, “Nutrition and Addictions”, 2008, BHN- DPG.
Renée Hoffinger, “The Recovery Diet”, 2012, Adams Media, Avon, MA.
Liz Scott, “The Sober Kitchen – Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime of Sobriety”, 2003, Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA
Eating Disorders Resources
Karen Wetherall, MS, RD, LDN, of Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN
Garner & Garfinkel. Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders
Kratina et al. Moving Away From Diets
Kushner & Blatner. Counseling Overweight Adults
Le Grange & Lock. EDs in Children & Adolescents: A Clinical Handbook
Myers, E. Winning the War Within: Nutrition Therapy for Clients with Eating Disorders
Reiff & Reiff. EDs: Nutrition Therapy in the Recovery Process
Satter, Ellyn. Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family
Setnick, J. ADA Pocket Guide to Eating Disorders
Cooper, D. Behind the Broken Image
Herrin, M. & Matsumoto, N. The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating & Positive Body Image at Home
Johnston, A. Eating in the Light of the Moon
Kater, K. Real Kids Come in All Sizes
Liu, A. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives
Maine, M. Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies
Price, D. Healing the Hungry Self: The Diet-free Solution to Lifelong Weight Management
Schaefer, J. Life without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me
Tribole, E. & Resch, E. Intuitive Eating