LISTEN: Addressing eating disorders among athletes

A runner bounds down a wet dirt trail wearing black shorts, a red backpack and an orange windbreaker. Mountains rise into mist in the background and there are wet leaves and other vegetation in the foreground.
A runner descends the Crow Pass Trail. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media)

Eating disorders have been in the news a lot lately. The isolation and confinement of the pandemic has been a perfect storm for people struggling with disordered eating. And in Alaska, the courageous self-disclosure by a record-setting runner recently highlighted the fact that athletes are especially vulnerable to this complex mental health condition. Guests from the Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance discuss the impact of the pandemic on eating disorders and take a look at the frequency among athletes.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton


  • Beth Rose, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance
  • Katie Kajdan Bell, LPC, ATR, Board Vice-Chair, Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance
  • Holly Brooks, LPC, member of 2010 U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Ski Team



  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10 to 11 a.m.).
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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Prentiss here.

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