Nutrition for people with disability

Nutrition for people with disability

Learn about nutrition risks and solutions for people with disabilities

Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Updated Jun 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Discover nutrition's impact on disability well-being.
  • Recognise factors contributing to nutrition risks.
  • Address common nutritional deficiencies and consequences.
  • Role and scope of a dietitian
  • Promote tailored, balanced diets for disability individuals.
  • Understand dietitians' responsibilities in disability nutrition.
Course Description

This learning is aligned to the following NDIS Practice Standards:

  • Provision of Supports Environment
  • Mealtime Management 


Course Overview

In this course, you'll learn how important nutrition is for people with disabilities and how it affects their health. We'll also look at the potential nutrition problems they might face and teach you how to recognise and deal with these issues effectively. You'll discover ways to help individuals with disabilities develop and keep healthy eating habits, which can improve their overall well-being. Plus, we'll provide a clear understanding of what dietitians do and how they can assist people with disabilities.


Target Audience

This online course is designed for disability support practitioners and health professionals in disability to develop knowledge about nutrition risks faced by people with disability and when to refer to or seek advice from a dietitian or other professionals.