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…

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…

Beyond Intention: Impact Matters When Talking About Weight Science

This post was written and submitted by Hannah Frazee. Hannah is a junior at the University of Iowa who is rooted in the Health at Every Size paradigm and is especially interested in studying how systemic oppression impacts health outcomes. You can connect with her on Instagram at @haesrd2be Health at Every Size (HAES) practitioners…

Body Humility: The New Body Positive

The post was written and submitted by Grace Russell. Grace is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian working with clients with eating disorders in both a private practice and an inpatient hospital setting. She is very passionate about reducing the stigma of eating disorders and is currently learning how to weave body image practices into her work. In her…