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Nelson R. n.d.. Demonstration of a Regional Nutrition Program for Handicapped or At-Risk Children: [Final report]. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 40 pp.

Annotation: This project's goals were to provide comprehensive community-based nutrition consultation services to children with special health needs, nutrition-related intervention to children and adolescents identified as high risk for future coronary heart disease, and nutrition-related weight management services to children and adolescents identified as obese. The objectives were to: (1) Make available a comprehensive nutritional program for children with handicapping conditions or chronic diseases by means of screening and, if needed, through their involvement in a nutrition care plan; (2) identify at an early age and screen for hypercholesterolemia those children and adolescents who have a family history of coronary heart disease and to provide them and their families with subsequent dietary and other risk factory counseling; and (3) make available a comprehensive, individualized regional weight management program for obese children and adolescents and their families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-152916.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Handicapped High risk children, Heart Disease, Nutrition, WIC Program

Dowds DV, Graham MA. 1989. Prevention of handicapping conditions in Florida's infants and toddlers: A proposed definition of at-risk. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, 79 pp.

Annotation: The report presents the findings of an expert panel convened in Florida to define at-risk children, ages birth to two, as beneficiaries of early intervention services to prevent/minimize developmental delays. The report examines current definitions and services for at-risk infants and toddlers and discusses the need for identifying a more targeted population to receive presently available intervention services. Recommendations from the panel's findings will be incorporated into Florida's administration of the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Part H (P. L. 99-457, Part H).

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Developmental disabilities, Early intervention, Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, Part H, Federal legislation, High risk populations, High risk toddlers, Infants


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.