Electronic Theses and Dissertations



Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



Committee Chair

Tracy Bruen

Committee Member

Mary Catherine Schallert

Committee Member

Lilli Rozanski

Committee Member

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.


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Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to ProQuest.


Open Access