Development of a Training Program for Improving the Quality of Life of Persons with Down Syndrome through the Prevention of Obesity / HealthyDS

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Background

HEALTHY DS is launched with the main objective of increasing the competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge) of persons with Down syndrome, their families and professionals, about how to prevent and reduce obesity while increasing their empowerment, through an innovative training program.

 

 

Specific objectives:

Method

The aims are: To acquire healthy lifestyle adapted to the individual circumstances of each one, to achieve optimal nutritional status, prevent chronic diseases resulting from improper diet, such as overweight, obesity, hyperlipidemia (level of fat higher blood), hyperglycemia or type II diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, etc. in people with Down syndrome and in turn promoting safe food, adapted, sustainable and affordable.

The IAT is responsible for the technical  implementation of the training materials. This includes the development of an online platform (http://www.healthyds.eu/) that will provide information and additional materials but also excercises.

Involved partners: