15. Nutrition for Disability Athletes

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear4,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs5 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins3
  1. Jeanette Crosland1 and
  2. Dr Elizabeth Broad2

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch15

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Crosland, J. and Broad, E. (2011) Nutrition for Disability Athletes, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 5

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist, UK

  2. 2

    Australian Institute of Sport, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905

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Keywords:

  • nutrition for disability athletes;
  • able-bodied athletes;
  • disability sport, as part of rehabilitation process;
  • classification in disability sport;
  • athletes with cognitive, intellectual disabilities;
  • energy requirements;
  • carbohydrate (CHO) requirements of disability athletes;
  • autonomic dysreflexia (AD), athletes with SCI, level of T6;
  • micronutrient needs of athletes;
  • body composition assessment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Disability sport

  • Classification in disability sport

  • Energy requirements

  • Carbohydrate requirements

  • Protein and amino acid requirements

  • Fat

  • Fluid and electrolytes

  • Micronutrients and other nutrients

  • Supplements and ergogenic aids

  • Body composition assessment

  • Practical aspects

  • Daily life

  • Travel

  • Further reading