Nutrition Education, Weight-management, Disability Obesity Options, & Resources (NEW DOOR) is a large, collaborative project on fitness and nutrition that explores barriers to healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities. It aims to provide accessible, disability-friendly fitness, nutrition, and peer-support activities, information, and resources.

  • It is a community-based program that educates, engages, and inspires people with disabilities and families to learn about and integrate nutrition and physical fitness activities into their daily lives.
  • It is also a peer-led program where people with disabilities are leaders, participants, and advocates, not patients or service recipients. We train the Disability Peer Fitness Leaders and create peer support teams in pairs, small groups, and larger groups. Participants engage in weekly or biweekly exercise and nutrition awareness activities and also form a support network, meeting a minimum of once or twice a month for fun educational and recreational events.
  • Thus far, NEW DOOR has inspired the creation of WID’s annual fitness fair and the creation of Disability FEAST, among other projects.

Watch this 4-minute video, which offers information by athletes and experts about disability and physical movement. It shows scenes from WID’s fitness fair, as well as interviews with three adult disabled athletes and advocates, a sports medicine physician, and a parent of disabled child who is active in sports.

Inspired to get up and move yet? Explore the NEW DOOR resources below:

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    1. Dear Glen, the World Institute on Disability is based in Berkeley, CA, and though we do national and international work, we do not have an office in Florida. That being said, if you’re looking for general disability organizations, there is probably a local Center for Independent Living near you (find the closest one here: As far as NEW DOOR specific programs go, we aren’t aware of any similar programs in Florida, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take our materials, such as the resources from our sister site, and make them applicable to your life in Palm Beach County. Best wishes from the WID team


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