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Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes, Second Edition


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Table of Contents

1 - Introduction (Elizabeth Broad)

2 - Sport for Individuals with an Impairment (Peter Van de Vliet)

3 - Principles of sports nutrition (Elizabeth Broad and Louise Burke)

4 - Energy availability in Para athletes (Claudia Juzwiak and Daniel Joaquim)

5 - Cooling and hydration for the Para athlete (Kelly Pritchett, Robert Pritchett, Elizabeth Broad)

6 - Spinal cord injuries (Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey, Terri Graham-Paulson, Mike Price)

7 - Nutrition for Athletes with Cerebral Palsy and / Acquired Brain Injuries (Michelle Minehan)

8 - Nutrition for Amputees (Jacque Scaramella)

9 - Other Physical Impairments (Elizabeth Broad)

10 - Vision or hearing impairment (Elizabeth Broad)

11 - Intellectual impairments (Elizabeth Broad)

12 - Medical Issues, Pharmacology and Nutrient interactions (Yetsa Tuakli-Wosornu, Nida Naushad, Amos Laar, Christine Townsend, Emerald Lin)

13 - Assessing body composition of athletes (Gary Slater and Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey)

14 - Use of supplements in athletes with an impairment (Claudio Perret and Greg Shaw)

15 - Practical sports nutrition - Challenges and Solutions (Siobhan Crawshay)

16 - Summary and Future Directions (Elizabeth Broad)

About the Author

Elizabeth Broad, PhD, has been the Senior Sports Dietitian, US Paralympics at the US Olympic Committee since August 2013, and is based at the Chula Vista training center. Liz has been a sports dietitian for 25 years. She has worked with a wide range of sports in Australia, Scotland and the USA, from development through to both professional and elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Liz is also a Level 3 anthropometrist (body composition assessment). Liz has worked at 2 Olympic games, and 3 Paralympic Games (London with Team Australia, Sochi and Rio with Team USA).

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