Understanding Athletes and Eating Disorders

A destructive myth runs rampant and widely unchallenged among athletic communities. Its underlying assumptions, unspoken yet pervasive, endanger the mental, physical, social, and emotional health of our athletes. The misconception is this: more slender physique equals more competitive performance. Nothing could be further from the truth.  When athletes fixate on shrinking their bodies, the risk…

Yoga & Mindfulness: Keys to Healthier Food & Body Relationships

This post was written and submitted by EDRDpro member Caroline L. Young, MS, RD, LD, RYT. Connect with Caroline at caroyoung1121@yahoo.com or on her website at http://www.thewholeyogird.com Ever since I knew I was going to become a registered dietitian (RD), I dreamt of merging my yoga background with my nutrition expertise – a fusion of Eastern…

ARFID: A Personal and Professional Perspective

This post was written and submitted by Kailey Adkins. Connect with Kailey on Instagram and Facebook @thedisordereddietitan or online at https://thedisordereddietitian.weebly.com/ Hello All! This post will provide some background on, as well as my personal experience with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder. “Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start” The Sound…