Disability in Focus: Fall 2018
Fruit and Vegetables: More Matters for People with Disabilities
Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that help keep a body healthy. Choosing fruits and vegetables more often than junk food or sugar-sweetened drinks also helps to maintain a healthy weight. This is especially important for people with disabilities, who are almost two times more likely to be obese than people without disabilities and who can be at greater risk for secondary health problems.
Adults with mobility and/or cognitive disabilities are less likely than adults without disabilities to eat fruit or vegetables at least once a day.