Baseline Dietary Intake of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Who Are Overweight or Obese


This study provides a description of dietary intake by individuals with SCI who are overweight or obese. Although macronutrients are within the acceptable distribution range, calories from fat are at the high end and those from protein are at the low end of those ranges. In addition, on average, individuals reported inadequate intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fiber, seafood and plant protein, and healthy fats and excess intake of added sugars and saturated fat. Results provide preliminary evidence of dietary inadequacies and suggest that larger studies examining dietary intake are warranted.