at Bar avenue, Calgary, B4R L1F Canada
A program targeted towards individuals with special needs who require help monitoring their diet and ensuring that they are receiving adequate nutrition.
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A program targeted towards individuals with special needs who require help monitoring their diet and ensuring that they are receiving adequate nutrition. Through this program we will work directly with group home nutritionists in order to determine the exact nutrients each child requires, than, with these requirements in mind, the children will be able to personalize and create their own granola bar based on their personal preferences. The nutritionist will take allergies, dietary restrictions and texture requirements into consideration and will recommend the specific amounts of protein, sugar, carbs ect, that the child requires. The children will than get involved by choosing from a selection of five different ‘add-ins.’ In addition to helping create the protein bar, children will be able to name their own bars and choose the colors and font on the label. This entire choosing and creating process will be done in person in order to provide visuals and a stimulating experience, stickers will also be given to the consumers to decorate and label their bars. Upon our first visit to the group home we will provide a hands on baking experience with the children. This stimulating experience will involve the children in the whole creation process, which will help educate the children about how their food is created and the importance of nutrition. This experience is beneficial for special needs individuals who benefit from exciting and hands on interaction. Involving the nutritionists throughout this entire process allows for complete control over nutritional content, allergy avoidance and taste preferences; therefore, ensuring that the child is receiving adequate nutrition. Ultimately, we hope that by reaching out to these marginalized groups and making them feel involved and in control we will be able to educate them about the importance of good health and nutrition.