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Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

In some sports, especially those sports where weight or appearance may be a factor in eligibility or judging performance, student-athletes can develop misperceptions about healthy weight, which in turn can lead athletes into patterns of disordered eating, the gateway to serious disorders such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa.  The Sport Science Institute develops educational programs to help student-athletes and their coaches appreciate the importance of maintaining energy balance, and to recognize the signs and dangers of eating disorders and to seek appropriate treatment when indicated.

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2013