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Eating Disorders in Athletes: Practical Tips for Parents

Sports promote health, team work, and leadership. Sometimes, however, athletes develop eating disorders, and they are not always easy to spot it right away. A psychologist and nutritionist provides parents with information on the warning signs of an eating disorder, and how to help their child if they have one.

Back-To-School Stress Can Trigger Eating Disorders: Seven Warning Signs

As summer winds down and school starts up again, many students are feeling the pressure to show off their new wardrobes and look their best. And with awkward body changes and constant pressure from the media, being around their peers could stir up fierce competition, especially in girls, leaving some to battle symptoms of anorexia nervosa, says an eating disorder specialist.

Quality Sports Nutrition Information At Your Fingertips

If you are like most sports parents, you simply want to know how to find valid information that tells you what and when to feed your young athlete so they can perform at their best. Here's a list of websites, books, and key resources to help you fuel wisely, eat healthfully, and feel confident with your food choices.

Preventing Eating Disorders: Parents, Coaches, and Athletes Can Help

Driven athletes possess similar personality traits to individuals who suffer from anorexia nervosa, which may predispose them to the potential development of an eating disorder. For this reason, and with fall sports in full swing, experts encourage parents, coaches and athletes themselves to understand and minimize athletic activities and pressures that could potentially lead to disordered eating.

Eating Disorders Can Be Triggered During Back-to-School Transition

Adapting to a new school environment, increased academic demands, peer pressure, and the physiological changes of adolescence can create a perfect storm in which a highly sensitive, high-achieving, perfectionist teen may turn to disordered eating as a way to cope, says an expert.

Lindsey Remmers (Sports Dietitian): Helped Athlete Overcome Eating Disorder

In recognition of April as National Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam has asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.

Today, we hear from sports nutritionist Lindsey Remmers.

By Lindsey Remmers MS, RD, CSSD, LMNT

A sports dietitian in the athletic department of a leading NCAA Division 1 university talks about how she helped a college athlete overcome an eating disorder and achieve a personal best in her sport.

Eating Disorders: College Athletes At Increased Risk

As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will - for the first time - discover eating disorders that developed during their child's first semester.

Eating Disorders: Signs and Symptoms

If you suspect your young athlete has or is developing an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, here are the warning signs to look for.

Eating Disorders Affect More Than Half Million Teens, New Study Says

A new government study reports that more than half a million teens have had an eating disorder, most commonly in the form of binge eating disorder and bulimia, and that a majority seek no specific treatment for their eating or weight problems.

Praise, Not Criticism Needed From Parents, Coaches and Trainers

Parents, coaches and trainers should criticize athletes less, praise them more, reduce pressure to win and on appearance  to reduce risk of eating disorders.
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