HealthMatters 4Kids - Today Counts Diabetes Prevention

Children and teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) often do not get to learn how to eat smart, move more, and cope with stress. With obesity and diabetes on the rise for both children and adults, lowering the risk of diabetes during childhood is critical. What children and adolescents do today…counts! Children and teenagers with I/DD can, in fact, be and stay healthy. A 3-hour training, Today Counts Diabetes Prevention Workshop, covers common barriers for children and adolescents with I/DD in choosing foods, being physically active, and coping with stress. Ideas are also provided to change the conversation among health-care providers, parents, and teachers and to encourage children and adolescents to eat smart, move more, and stress less.

Parents/Caregivers, Educators, and Healthcare Providers who support children with DD.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Increase knowledge go diabetes prevention among children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
  2. Enhance self-efficacy related to supporting children and adolescents with developmental disabilities to eat smart, move more, and stress less.
  3. Improve health advocacy skills for motivating children and adolescents with developmental disabilities to eat smart, move more, and stress less.
Webinar format:

$50/person (min 6 attendees); $500/organization (max 100 attendees) – includes downloadable training materials

On-Site Training: Contact us for more information.

More Information:
Jasmina Sisirak



Three (3) CEUs/CPEUs provided for Advance Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LSW, LPC, LCPC), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDP), Speech Language Pathologists, and Illinois Teachers (CPDUs). Add extra $15 per person for CEUs.

This project was made possible by the funds received from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
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