This book is well written, person-centered, and health-centered. -- The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
About the Author
Joan Guthrie Medlen, is a registered, licensed dietitian and holds an Advanced Certificate in Adult Weight Management from the American Dietetic Association. Joan focuses her wide array of activities on nutrition and wellness coaching for people of all ages and stages.
She is the Clinical Advisor for Health Literacy and Communications for Special Olympics Inc. Healthy Athletes Health Promotion Program. Joan serves on a number of advisory boards including the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, The National Down Syndrome Congress, and the National Down Syndrome Society. She writes for a variety of publications, including Disability Solutions, book chapters about healthy living for people with Down syndrome, and presents workshops for parents, professionals, and people with Down syndrome and developmental and intellectual disabilities around the world.