About This Session
Practical guidance to a healthy lifestyle for Special Olympics athletes: a case study with specialised dieticians

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Presenters
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    Romy van Hoevelaken
    Romy van Hoevelaken is a dietician specialized in nutritional care in people with intellectual disability at all level and ages. Since 2009 she works for “Reinaerde”, a support and care facility in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She is part of a special team ‘Food and Weight’ that provides diagnosis and treatment for clients with eating disorders and/or obesity.

    Romy is member of the Dutch Dietetic Association and the Dieticians Association Intellectual Disability. She commits to give more attention to the importance of nutritional care for this group of clients.

    Since 2019 she is Clinical Director Health Promotion for the Healthy Athletes program of Special Olympics Netherlands.
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    Diane Buekers
    Diane Buekers is a dietitian specialised in nutrition care for people with multiple disabilities.

    Due to her years of experience with this group of clients, she has her own practice and works together with multiple disciplines and services to provide her expertise in creating the best (adjusted) nutritional care for them.

    Diane is member of the Flamisch Dietetic Association and founder and chairman of the Belgian Dietitians Association of Intellectual Disability Care.

    She also is member of the Dutch department for more than 20 years. Since 2016 she is Clinical Director Health Promotion for the Healthy Athletes program of Special Olympics Belgium.