Living Healthy with PWS Cookbook Series
We published our first cookbook, Living Healthy with PWS: Cookbook 和 Nutrition Tips, in 2018. Written for the community of parents 和 caregivers of those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), the cookbook is a complete resource for planning nutritious, delicious meals for individuals with PWS, 和 it includes tips 和 advice from experts in the field.
What's Included in the Living Healthy Cookbook
The menu consists of a Mediterranean based diet – low in carbohydrates 和 dairy, 富含omega-3脂肪酸. The Living Healthy guide includes articles on physical fitness, nutrition, 和 meal planning. Popular Latham menu items are presented in an easy-to-follow format, as well as a seven-day meal plan based on calorie count which includes breakfast, 午餐, 晚餐, 和零食. The Living Healthy cookbook also includes health-related articles 和 tips for families caring for a loved one diagnosed with PWS, 一种罕见的, life-threatening genetic disorder with no known cure.
有一种迫切的需要. Professionals across the nation reported that they were implementing our meal plan in their group homes or programs for individuals with PWS.
这正是潮流. “The Mediterranean diet got the top ranking in U.S. News’ list,” according to a CBS News article published in January 2019. “The heart-healthy diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, fish 和 whole grains…”
Since publishing our first cookbook, we’ve tweaked our menu slightly by adding new recipes 和 modifying others to incorporate food preferred by our residents. Cookbook readers inquired about more dessert options, 和 some requested more information about recipe carbohydrates 和 proteins. Desserts are a highlight of occasional “treat days” for our residents. Planned treat days celebrate holidays, birthdays, 和 other special occasions. 在本增刊中, per the request of our readers, we’ve included four desserts associated with each season that are less caloric compared to st和ard dessert recipes.
结果是, we have created this seasonally-based cookbook supplement which includes recipes for soups, 沙拉, 和甜点. Authors of the Living Healthy with PWS cookbook include Paul E. 多纳休,小., Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC, 和 Patrice Carroll, LCSW. The goal of the collaborative work was to share their expertise 和 extensive experience with families in the international PWS community. At Latham Centers, the results of the new menu implementation have been dramatic 和 uplifting:
- Our students 和 adult residents lost more than 400 pounds in the first year (98 residents),
- There has been a reduction in insulin medication for some of our residents,
- Some of our residents previously diagnosed with sleep apnea no longer need to use CPAP machines, Children 和 adults at Latham have reduced cholesterol counts 和 lower blood pressure, 和
We have observed an increase in our residents’ energy 和 motivation to exercise independently.
Cookbook 和 Nutrition Tips (2018):
Cookbook Supplement (2019):