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SCHOOL athletes AND eating disorders

 WHEN: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023


WHERE: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University
AUDIENCE: athletic directors, coaches, athletic trainers, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers & administrators

Athletes are 2-3 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than the general population. Yet coaches, teammates, parents, and even athletes who struggle themselves are often unable to see it in a world where discipline, determination, and “no pain, no gain” attitudes can lend themselves to disordered thoughts and behaviors around food and exercise. This full day event is designed to raise awareness and offer actionable steps through engaging and motivational presentations to help coaches and other professionals in the school and sports environment navigate a piece of the sporting world that has been hidden for far too long.


7:30-8:00 AM

Registration w/Light Breakfast
8:00-11:00 AM

Paula A Quatromoni, DSc, RD discusses risk factors and consequences of eating disorders in athletes, and shares resources for risk identification and capacity-building
9:35-9:45 AM - 10 min Break
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lunch Provided
12:00-1:15 PM

Rachael Steil of Running in Silence speaks on the eating disorder experience, recovery, and steps to take to empower athletic staff and students to identify these issues and receive help.
1:15-1:25 PM - 10 min Break
1:25 – 3:00 PM

Specialist Panel Q&A with Paula Quatromoni DSc, RD, & Rachael Steil



Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD is the Department Chair of Health Sciences and a tenured associate professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Boston University where she maintains an active, funded research program. In 2004, she pioneered the sports nutrition consult service for student athletes at Boston University. Dr. Quatromoni was recently named a 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Educator from the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Council. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nutrition from the University of Maine at Orono and her Doctorate in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.

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Rachael Steil is the author of Running in Silence, founder of the Running in Silence 501c3 (, a nationally recognized eating disorder recovery speaker, cross country, and track coach, 2010-11 All-American runner, and recipient of the Aquinas College Outstanding Young Alumni award. She has presented at coaching clinics, conferences, schools, and colleges with powerful stories of honesty and hope. Steil has appeared on The Dr. Nandi Show, WGVU’s Family Health Matters, and in Vogue Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Women’s Running, and has written for Runner’s World and Techniques magazine.

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School Athletes and Eating Disorders

Mar 8, 2023, 7:30 AM-3:00 CST

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