Coaches take note

NATA Publishes Position Statement On Disordered Eating Among Athletes

From the paper:
"Coaches should not be allowed to disseminate improper weight loss advice, conduct mandatory weigh-ins, set target weights, or apply
external pressure on athletes to lose weight


  1. Coaches play such an important part in the lives with kids with ED's that it's essential they "get it." I hope they do!

  2. And I know at least one who does not! We no longer blame, but he definately was an emotional trigger. Perhaps our daughter's ED was unavoidable at some time in her life, but the coach's behaviors were part of her story. Yes, they can be a big part of observing, setting the stage for, encouraging wt. loss, supporting participation and positive self-esteem.

    signed: Still working on it with family


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