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Hi,I am a caseworker and need some assistance. I have a morbidly obese woman, with mental retardation who lives in the community. She can read and follow simple recepies. I need a weekly meal plan for her with simple meals and a shopping list. Can you help?

Your best bet would be to contact her physician or clinic for a referral to a registered dietitian or to nutrition services that could assist with this. The local chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens may be able to direct you to nutrition services for her. A weight loss plan could also be constructed at http://www.mypyramid.gov/, (click here) which could then be simplified for her. However, if she has other special dietary needs, a registered dietitian would be the best approach.

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