Prader -Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder occurring in 1:12,000-15,000 births in the United States. It can occur in males or females and any race. Individuals with Prader – Willi Syndrome have constant sense of hunger that usually begins after the first year of life. Only a medical doctor can correctly diagnosis a person with Prader Willi Syndrome.
Prader Willi Syndrome individuals must control their diet and should be closely supervised at all times. PWS individuals should follow a strict low calorie diet plan in order to control their weight. Typically an adult PWS individual can only eat about 1,000-1,200 per day because they have low caloric needs. PWS individuals only need about 60% of a typical person’s diet. PWS individuals have low muscle tone and are often inactive which contributes to their low dietary intake need. Individuals with PWS should supplement their diet with a multi vitamin supplement to ensure they are meeting their recommended daily allowances. Mega doses of vitamins are not recommended because some PWS individuals have had adverse reactions with higher doses. PWS individuals should ask a doctor or registered dietitian what is the right vitamin supplement for them.
Individuals with Prader –Willi Syndrome must closely monitor their portions in order to control their weight. PWS individuals who do not control their diets can become morbidly obese putting them at risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and other obesity related diseases. The PWS syndrome diet is designed a little different than the typical American diet. PWS syndrome still have the same main food groups-grains, vegetables, fruit, meat and milk but PWS syndromes are offered more vegetable than grains than the typical American diet. The reasoning behind offering more vegetable is to offer more volume and fiber in the diet. Individuals with PWS often have trouble with constipation.
For Several years, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals with Prader Willi Syndrome. Recently, I have developed menus to better meet the needs of individuals with Prader Willi Syndrome. The menus average a daily calorie intake of 1200-1400 calories daily. The menus are written in two-six week cycles. This allows for variety and seasons. The two cycles are winter and summer. Each week comes with a weekly grocery list. The menus is to be used with my group home cookbook. The cookbook is sold separately. The cookbook has over 1000 easy, simple, and economical recipes.
The menus are broken down into weekly production sheets.
Includes: 12 weeks of PWS menus, grocery lists, and production sheets. The Group Home Cookbook is sold separately. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery