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Competitive, driven, determined and perfectionistic. These characteristics make for an excellent athlete, but also can lead to an eating disorder. The can pressure to perform at a high level as a student athlete can be detrimental to one's health as it was for Jennifer Medina. Now pursuing her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Jennifer helps student athletes struggling with eating disorders and body image issues make better decisions for their health.
If you are a male with an eating disorder that is or has been an athlete at the college level NBC would like to interview you! Please reach out to Kevin Nious (Kevin.Nious@nbcuni.com) if you are interested in sharing your story and continuing the media coverage that Jennifer was a part of on eating disorders in the college athlete population.
What You'll Learn:
Why athletes are at risk of developing an eating disorder
â€¢ What are the main characteristics that define an athlete
â€¢Â How the identity of being an athlete can feed into having an eating disorder
â€¢ Why it is essential that coaches understand how to handle a player with eating disorder
â€¢ How Jennifer overcame her struggle with eating disorders as a student athlete
â€¢ How humor helped Jennifer deal with loss and change
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