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Mount SCI Nutrition Guide: Our team at The Spinal Cord Injury Research Center have created a comprehensive guide of Nutrition resources for guidance and advice on how to best manage your nutrition and health after SCI.

EatRight® Weight Management Program: This weight management program,  produced by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is designed for individuals  with spinal cord injury, and disease. EatRight is a 12 week program. There is workbook and video that  guides you through the weekly lessons.

Eat Well, Live Well, with Spinal Cord Injury: Funded by the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Eat Well, Live Well with Spinal Cord Injury is a comprehensive, practical nutritional guide written specifically for individuals with spinal cord injuries, as well as their families, friends, caregivers, health and medical professionals.

SCI Nutrition, Dietary and Weight Management: United Spinal Association Nutrition Help Desk resources for persons with SCI

Paralysis Nutrition: Registered dietitian Fatimah Fakhoury nutrition program empowers and educates people with paralysis to make healthier food choices, so they can regain control of their weight and improve bowel issues.

The Paralysis Nutrition Cookbook: Registered dietitian and proud #quadwife Fatimah Fakhoury shows that healthy eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on favorite foods! In her new cooking book you will find 101 recipes to help you lose weight and improve bowel health for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Accessible Wellness: Jackie is a Registered Dietitian who does virtual 1:1 nutrition counselling and empowers and motivates adults and children with disabilities to live healthy and active lifestyles and improve quality of life through nutrition.

Adaptive Cooking Tools: Accessible Chef was able to test out adaptive cooking tools.  Resources are divided into tools that make the physical aspects of cooking easier, tools that are safer for those with disabilities to operate, and tools that assist with the cognitive skills necessary for cooking. 

Everyday Nutrition for Persons with SCI: Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System present the latest American Dietetic Association nutrition recommendations for persons with SCI.

Helpful Tools for Cooking When You Have a Spinal Cord Injury: Created by Craig Hospital and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, this video highlights functional tools or adaptive equipment available for people with hand weakness who would like to gain more independence in their daily activities.

Nutrition Tips Series: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Nutrition Tips Video Series

The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Label: A quick guide to reading the Nutrition Facts label from

Fast Food Nutrition Calculator: Fast food nutrition calculator can help you figure out the nutrition facts for an entire meal in major fast food chains and restaurants.

Eat This, Not That: Website that helps you understand and navigate everyday food choices toward healthier eating and weight loss.

Restaurants and Fast Food Nutrition Facts: Make healthier food choices by arming yourself with the proper food nutrition information.

COVID-19 Nutrition Resource Center: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics COVID-19 Nutrition Resource Center

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