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Down Syndrome Expert and Renowned Dietician Shares Three Important Takeaways

Recipient of Global’s Award of Excellence in Behavioral Health & Nutrition and author of the Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook, Joan Guthrie Medlen shares her three important tips for healthy living and well-being.

“Advice for People with Down Syndrome on Eating Well and Living Well”

The November 2015 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Series focused on Nutrition and Lifestyles for Children, Teens, and Adults with Down Syndrome.


160 parents and professionals attended the two-day conference with overwhelmingly positive feedback:

What was your overall opinion of the Ed Series? Extent to which objectives above were met Speaker’s knowledge of the subject matter? Clarity and quality of presentation? Adequacy of Audience Q&A time?






“Always excellent presentations, content, facilities, food, etc. Thank you!” – Jerry Shelsta

“Thank you for all you provide for our community!” – Jenni Rysavy

“Always enjoy the great learning opportunities you provide. Thank you!” – Barbara Ritchie

“Presenter was well informed and well spoken. Loved the sensory section!” – Melissa Armour

“Lots of Q&A time!”– Ashley McCasuker

Joan Guthrie Medlen, Med, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian who became involved with Down syndrome issues when her son Andy was born with Down syndrome 26 years ago. She has published two popular books promoting healthy lifestyles for people who are differently-abled, The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook, and Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence. She is also the winner of numerous awards, including the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Award of Excellence in Behavioral Health & Nutrition. To access her Global Down Syndrome Educational Series presentation please click here.

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