Sports, with their therapeutic and rehabilitative effects, help to enhance the physical, social, emotional and mental health of disabled people. Nowadays, the importance attached to disabled sports gives the disabled athletes an opportunity to achieve great successes. Appropriate nutrition is of importance for disabled athletes, and providing related information contributes to reaching better performance. Few studies are available on food consumption of disabled individuals and athletes, whereas the data, which would be obtained from studies considering the altering physical condition of disabled athletes, will promote their quality of life. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2009;55:116-21.