Development of Cooking Skills as Nutrition Intervention for Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Published:August 11, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.06.368
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      A great deal of emphasis has been seen of late on the therapeutic value of involving individuals in food preparation as a form of nutritional intervention or health promotion.
      • Chu Y.L.
      • Farmer A.
      • Fung C.
      • Kuhle S.
      • Storey K.E.
      • Veugelers P.J.
      Involvement in home meal preparation is associated with food preference and self-efficacy among Canadian children.
      • Archuleta M.
      • VanLeeuwen D.
      • Halderson K.
      • et al.
      Cooking schools improve nutrient intake patterns of people with type 2 diabetes.
      • Clifford D.
      • Anderson J.
      • Auld G.
      • Champ J.
      Good grubbin': Impact of a TV cooking show for college students living off campus.
      • Hartmann C.
      • Dohle S.
      • Siegrist M.
      Importance of cooking skills for balanced food choices.
      • Condrasky M.D.
      • Baruth M.
      • Wilcox S.
      • Carter C.
      • Jordan J.F.
      Cooks training for faith, activity, and nutrition project with AME churches in SC.
      Capacity for cooking can enhance nutritional status, dietary variety, socialization, and overall health.
      • Erlich R.
      • Yngve A.
      • Wahlqvist M.L.
      Cooking as a healthy behaviour.
      • Chen R.C.
      • Lee M.S.
      • Chang Y.H.
      • Wahlqvist M.L.
      Cooking frequency may enhance survival in Taiwanese elderly.
      This article will shift the debate somewhat to address how development of cooking skills might be pursued among adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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