Entries by Rachael

The Role of an Athletic Director in a School’s Eating Disorder Protocol

In this Q&A series, Dr. Paula Quatromoni (DSc, RD) answers some of the biggest questions coaches and athletic staff have to better prevent eating disorders in athletes, and assist athletes who may be struggling. Sign up for our email list to get more Q&As/stories like this directly to your inbox. Q: What is the role […]

“You Can Never Have An Eating Disorder That Isn’t ‘Serious Enough'”

Charmaine is an undergraduate at the University of Bristol reading International Social and Public Policy. When she’s not running, you can probably find her in climbing gyms, the mountains or some corner of Bristol. If she’s not outdoors, she’s probably cooped up with a book about the human condition, a social issue or someone’s adventure. […]

A Letter to Younger Me (Guest Post)

This post was submitted by a runner who would like to remain anonymous. Her letter speaks not only to a younger version of herself, but perhaps also to others who are going through similar circumstances with disordered eating and injuries. Dear Younger Me, I know right now you are thinking, does it get better? You […]

Is it Appropriate for Coaches to Weigh Pole Vaulters? Dr. Quatromoni Q&A

In this Q&A series, Dr. Paula Quatromoni (DSc, RD) answers some of the biggest questions coaches and athletic staff have to better prevent and assist athletes who may be struggling with eating disorders. Q: Is it appropriate for coaches to weigh pole vaulters for equipment safety reasons? PQ: Yes, the weighing protocol specific to pole […]