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4.3. Nutrition (Articles & fact sheets)

Everyday Nutrition for Individuals with SCI - a SCI forum presentation that took place on April 12, 2011 at the University of Washington Medical Center.  This presentation discusses the unique nutritional needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries and provides tips for incorporating your nutritional goals into your daily eating habits. Topics include calorie guidelines, protein requirements and other nutrients needed for maintaining healthy skin, heart, weight and bones and for promoting bowel and bladder health.  This is also available in video format; see 'related pages' below

Cholesterol
A pamphlet from Craig Hospital that reviews what is cholesterol,what makes cholesterol work; how to be tested , and how to make healthy food selections.

Cutting the Fat
An article by Craig Hospital Research Department from their SCI Health and Wellness series that discusses ways to decrease fat in one's diet and it's role in keeping the heart and circulatory system healthy.

Dietary Guidelines for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
A Factsheet prepared by the RRTC on Secondary Conditions in Rehabilitation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.  Provides guidelines for maintaing a healthy diet that will help reduce your risk for secondary conditions of spinal cord injury.  Also includes practical suggestions for healthy dietary changes. 
 
EatRight Weight Management
This weight management program is designed for individuals with spinal cord impairments, which includes persons with spinal cord injury, dysfunction and disease.  This series was produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  
 
Weight Management after Spinal Cord Injury
Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System SCI Update. Being overweight is a common problem for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Some research shows that two out of three people with SCI are overweight. Excess weight gained after SCI is difficult to lose, and it is hard to maintain weight over time and avoid putting on extra pounds.

Weight Management following SCI - SCI InfoSheet #8
Emphasizes the importance of a good food plan for individuals following SCI. Discusses changes to the body after SCI that influence food selection; weight control; and nutrients

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