Nutrition and Kitchen Accessibility
This course shares simple eating tips to help you create a consistent eating plan. Topics include:
- Kitchen accessibility – to help you design your space to save energy and maximize your independence
- Nutrition for people with disabilities – why it matters and what you can do about it
- Healthy, fast and easy recipes – a few ideas to get you started on a simple, affordable and consistent eating plan
Several people with expertise in nutrition and kitchen accessibility contributed to this course.
Kathy Pringle has been a practicing Occupational Therapist, Accessibility Consultant and mobility equipment authorizer in Ontario for more than three decades. She has a diploma in Architectural Technology and teaches other OTs about home modification. Kathy advises clients and insurance providers on home accommodations to meet individual needs.
Joanne Smith is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner whose practice specializes in creating customized nutrition protocols for people with disabilities. She is the co-author of Eat Well Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury & Other Neurological Conditions, the first nutrition book dedicated to addressing the unique nutritional needs of people with spinal cord injuries, and is a regular nutrition columnist for several magazines in Canada and the USA. Joanne's expertise in the disability community comes from her personal experience of living with a spinal cord injury for over thirty years, as well as her years as the Host & Producer of a Gemini award winning program "Moving On" and "Accessibility in Action".
Glen Bugg owns a successful electrical services company near Peterborough, Ontario. Now five years post spinal cord injury, Glen is doing great. He shared photos of his kitchen renovation funded through auto insurance benefits.
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Cortree is your direct line to disability education. Curated by industry experts, our courses offer up-to-date information on topics that boost your confidence, competence and community.
Cortree is a social venture owned by the charity Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. We’ve developed Cortree with the help of our vibrant community members, people who get it, who know life with a disability inside out and are excited to share what they know with you. We’ve also worked with industry experts, health care pros, researchers, counsellors, disability specialists – professionals whose experience and expertise are built into every course you take.
We reached out to our community to find out exactly what topics are most important for people with disabilities and families. The answers? Choosing a Wheelchair. Pain Management. Sexual Health. Nutrition & Kitchen Accessibility. Vehicle Modification. These topics represent some of the many dynamic, interactive Cortree courses you’ll find to help improve or enhance your health and well-being. Look for more topics in the coming months to help you make your home accessible, stay healthy, get back to work, and live the life you choose.
Cortree is grounded in the spirit of Peer Support and Independent Living. At Spinal Cord Injury Ontario we’re committed to making life more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities. Want to help improve accessibility in Ontario? Just say “Yes! Sign me up!” and you can help Spinal Cord Injury Ontario serve, support and advocate for and with people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.