You have one of the most influential roles in the lives of young athletes – your words and actions have a lasting impact and shape their physical and mental well-being.
Statistically, athletes have a significantly greater chance of developing an eating disorder than the non-athlete population. In fact, research suggests that athletes are about three times more likely to develop an eating disorder than non-athletes.
We all know that healthy kids are happy kids and they perform better. What to Say helps you with words you can use so your kids have a healthy relationship with food and body, and ultimately help prevent negative outcomes including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders – among other serious health conditions – for kids.
Sign up for the What to Say Coaches Challenge
By signing up for the five week coaches challenge, you’ll receive emails from the What to Say team that will help you think about and learn new ways to talk to the kids you coach about food & body.
Each week, we’ll send you an email highlighting specific words and phrases that you can use with the kids you coach, including information about why the phrase matters, opportunities for self-reflection, and suggested action steps that you can take immediately at your next practice or game.
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