130819 Inclusive nutrition for children and adults with disabilities The Lancet
Inclusive nutrition for children and adults with disabilities
Nora E Groce, Marko Kerac, Amy Farkas, Werner Schultink,
Rosangela Berman Bieler
The Global Burden of Disease Study notes a substantial decrease in long-established global health threats such as communicable diseases and malnutrition, while underscoring the rise in non-communicable diseases and years lived with potentially disabling illnesses and injuries. One important but largely overlooked specialty where these two trends intersect is that of nutrition and disability. Roughly 1 billion people are undernourished and about 1 billion have a disability. Both problems
can severely limit life opportunities; both are global development priorities; and sustainable progress for
both is dependent on governments and international organisations addressing underlying poverty, equity,
and human-rights issues.