Master of Science
Mary Catherine Schallert
Angie M. Wallick
The prevalence of eating disorders in the realm of sports and college athletics has increased at an alarmingly rapid rate in the past 20 years. The population with which eating disorder patterns are most commonly seen is the dance discipline; the incidence of eating disorder behaviors and patterns has been found to be anywhere between 15-82% of a given dance population, primarily due to a lack of proper nutrition resources or education. To combat this issue, a 6-week cooking series with embedded nutrition education is proposed to take place with the University of Memphis dance team. Pre and post screening will include taking the participants’ anthropometrics, blood work, an EAT-26 screening questionnaire, and a food and cooking confidence survey to analyze changes derived from the 6-week program. Hypothesized outcomes include an increased knowledge of and confidence surrounding fueling for sport, in addition to a reduced prevalence of eating disorder behaviors.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest.
Daily, Kirbie Grace, "Evaluating the Incidence and Prevalence of Disordered Eating Patterns in Collegiate Athletes to Emphasize the Significance of Nutrition Education Resources in Body Image-Oriented Sports" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3317.