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Disordered Eating

Adequate nutrition and energy intake is important to the physical and emotional well-being, as well as the sports performance, of college athletes.  Athletes don't need to be diagnosed with an eating disorder to experience adverse physical, emotional and athletic consequences. If the amount of energy a student-athlete takes in is insufficient relative to the amount of energy that student-athlete expends, it can negatively impact health and performance.

Located below are links to materials and resources related to the disordered eating of college athletes. 

Energy Availability

This downloadable fact sheet for student-athletes provides fueling strategies to support college athletes’ health, growth, training and performance.

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Orthorexia Nervosa Fact Sheet

This downloadable fact sheet for student-athletes provides information on the features and risks of dysfunctional eating and shares steps to promote the healthy and safe eating habits of college athletes.

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