Spectrum for Living is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. This grant will help create a Healthy Living for Special Lives program, a program designed to coach staff and residents to make healthy choices to improve their nutrition and fitness.
People with developmental disabilities need to stay fit and active to improve and maintain optimal health. This program will provide an educational hands-on learning experience on how to make healthy choices when shopping, cooking meals and engaging in physical activity.
The Healthy Living for Special Lives project will be implemented in all residential and day programs. The grant will enable 30 programs to be provided with starter kits. The starter kit will include one-handed kitchen helper kits, talking kitchen scale and kitchen thermometer, timers, pan holders, kitchen utensils kit, gardening kits and activity trackers. This inclusive program will benefit all levels of intellectual and developmental disability.