A recent study by researchers at the NYU School of Global Public Health found that women with impairments are almost twice .
As likely to perceive their diet as poor and to experience food insecurity. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics published the findings.
One in five American women between the ages of 18 and 44 reported having at least one impairment that affects their ability to hear, see, think clearly, move around independently, or take care of themselves.
A healthy diet is essential for avoiding many chronic diseases. A nutritious diet can also help pregnant and postpartum outcomes for women of reproductive age.
According to study author and associate professor of public health nutrition at NYU School of Global Public Health Andrea Deierlein.
Women with disabilities may encounter challenges because of their medical issues or physical limits if they don't have access to healthy foods or the means to prepare them.
Surveys' 2013–2018 waves to gain a better understanding of the diets of women with impairments (CDC).
3,579 women between the ages of 18 and 44 were questioned about their daily dietary intake, which was used to determine their diet quality ratings.
As well as other diet-related issues such food security and involvement in food assistance programmes.
Women were also asked if they had a handicap, which was described as having extreme trouble with one or more of the following: hearing, seeing, focusing, walking
A disability was reported by 16% of respondents, and 6% said they had two or more different disabilities.