Written for the community of parents and caregivers of those with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), the cookbook is a complete resource for planning nutritious, delicious meals for individuals with PWS, and it includes tips and advice from experts in the field. The menu consists of a Mediterranean based diet low in carbohydrates and dairy, and high in Omega 3s. The Living Healthy guide includes articles on physical fitness, nutrition, and meal planning. Popular Latham menu items are presented in an easy-to-follow format, as well as a seven-day meal plan based on calorie count which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The Living Healthy cookbook also includes health-related articles and tips for families caring for a loved one diagnosed with PWS, a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder with no known cure.

Authors of the Living Healthy with PWS cookbook include Paul E. Donahue, Jr., Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC, and Patrice Carroll, LCSW. The goal of the collaborative work was to share their expertise and extensive experience with families in the international PWS community. At Latham Centers, the results of the new menu implementation have been dramatic and uplifting.










As a result, we have seen:

  • Our students and adults residents have lost more than 400 pounds in one year (98 residents),
  • There has been a reduction in insulin medication for some of our residents,
  • Some of our adult residents previously diagnosed with sleep apnea no longer need to use CPAP machines,
  • Children and adults at Latham have reduced cholesterol counts and lower blood pressure,
  • We have observed an increase in our residents’ energy and motivation to exercise independently.

Interested in having one of these living guides in your own home?

Within the U.S.: $35 donation (includes shipping and handling)
International: $50 donation (includes shipping and handling)

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I live internationally: Click here. 


Katrina Fryklund, Director of National Outreach
Cookbook Co-Author and Co-Editor

774.487.7612 or kfryklund@lathamcenters.org