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Nutrition Education To Minimize Health Risk: Approaches For Teaching College Students And Female High School Athletes, Katie Nicole Brown May 2013

Nutrition Education To Minimize Health Risk: Approaches For Teaching College Students And Female High School Athletes, Katie Nicole Brown

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Adolescence is a time of increased control over food choices and dietary practices. Participating in high school sports or attending college presents unique nutritional concerns and health risks. Some female high school athletes have low energy availability (consuming inadequate calories to compensate for exercise energy expenditure), which can result in menstrual dysfunction, bone loss, and injury, also known as the female athlete triad (Triad). College students who consume diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in fast food are at increased risk for weight gain, chronic disease, and some cancers.

Nutrition education interventions that were tailored to the participants ...