Nutrition is for Everyone(NIFE) is a project to provide nutrition education for and with people with developmental disabilities, their friends, families, and caregivers. Nutrition is for Everyone also advocates for inclusive nutritional education.
This project is led by Oklahoma Nutrition Ambassador, Ashley Brice, a registered dietitian and OKLEND graduat along with Deputy Ambassadors who are self-advocate and family leaders in the disability community. These leaders work with people with disabilities, their families, and friends to increase the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy choices. Nutrition education will be provided for people in the disability community across the five states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, and Mississippi. Nutrition is for Everyone is part of a five-state grant through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and is funded by the Walmart Foundation.
Goals for this project:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Cook more meals at home.
- Lose weight and be healtheir.
- Create a network of advocates for healthy eating in Oklahoma.
For more information contact Ashley Brice.