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Eating Disorder Resources for Athletes

Eating Disorder Resources for Athletes

By Shalane Flanagan, Elyse KopeckyNatalie Bickford, MS

We frequently get requests from concerned parents and coaches who have children or athletes showing signs of an eating disorder. We wanted to create a list of resources on the topic that we can direct people to who have these concerns.

We consulted some top doctors in the field and compiled this comprehensive list of online resources, doctors and nutritionists, books and podcasts. 


Best online resources for eating disorders:

National Eating Disorder Association: resources to find a professional in your area

Coach and Trainer Toolkit

National Eating Disorders Collaboration 

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Orthorexia Nervosa

Eating Disorder Hope

The Female Athlete Triad Coalition: Female Athlete Triad Educational Pamphlet

 

Best online resources for sports nutrition:

Female Athlete Triad Coalition

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

US Olympic Committee Nutrition Resources

American Dietetic Association

American College of Sports Medicine

Center for Science in the Public Interest

NCAA Sport Science Institute

Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association (CPSDA)

Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN)

Food and Drug Administration

 

Top doctors:

We recommend using National Eating Disorder Association to find specialized clinicians near you.

Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital

The Silent Sports Health Crisis: Female Athlete Triad

Retired Athletes and the Intersection of Food and Body - Abstract

Why We All Need To Know About RED-S 

Dr. Kenzie Johnston, MD

Female Athlete Triad and RED-S


Top nutritionists:

We recommend using National Eating Disorder Association to find specialized clinicians near you.

Renee Mcgregor

Laura Moretti and Nicole Farnsworth, RD (sports dieticians) + part of BCH program and also have a private practice


Treatment Programs:

The Victory Program at McCallum Place

Alsana

ED Care

Monte Nido

Opal food and body wisdom

The Renfrew Center

Eating Recovery Center

Oliver-Pyatt Centers

Timberline Knolls

 

Podcasts and books: 

PHIT for a Queen

The Appetite 

Nutrition Matters

Food Psych

ED Matters

Eating Disorders In Sport by Ron Thompson

Run Fast. Eat Slow. 

Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. 

 

 

Natalie is a nutritionist and personal chef in Portland, OR who specializes in women's health and sports nutrition. She loves creating simple, nourishing meals and recipes to fuel your life. Find Natalie at nataliecooks.com.

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