Food insecurity among college athletes is not uncommon; however, it is often overlooked in the literature. Conversely, body image in sports is often researched, though not usually as how those concerns pertain to being an athlete. This session will explore research findings in food insecurity and body image concerns among college athletes. For many, college athletics offers tremendous opportunities along with a dramatic lifestyle shift. Perhaps this is when counseling support is needed the most.
Session participants will be able to:
Identify themes learned from the presented study and apply them to their populations.
Generalize clinical implications of the study to the individuals they serve.
Advocate in their own community for resources encouraging food security and positive body image.