Educators and Coaches

Educators and coaches have an important role to play in eating disorders prevention and treatment.

If you have a student or work with an athlete with negative body image issues that is showing signs of an eating disorder, you may be able to reach out to the individual, their friends and/or their family. Download these comprehensive guides for helping students and athletes with eating disorders and share these resources with those you know:

Your support and guidance can play a significant role in their healthy recovery. 

Faculty and Student Guidelines

Whether you are an educator or a classmate, if you are concerned that a student is struggling with an eating disorder, these guidelines can help you guide them toward recovery. Learn more.

Some Don’ts for Educators

It is not always easy to know how to help someone who is struggling with an eating disorder. Reading this handout can help you avoid some common pitfalls. Learn more.

Athletes and Eating Disorders

In a study of Division 1 NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa. Though most athletes with eating disorders are female, male athletes are also at risk — especially those competing in sports that tend to place an emphasis on the athlete’s diet, appearance, size, and weight requirements. Learn more.

Tips for Coaches: Preventing Eating Disorders in Athletes

10 ways that coaches, trainers, and athletic directors can help keep their athletes healthy and prevent eating disorders. Learn more.

Tips for Kids on Eating Well and Feeling Good About Yourself

It is no fun to worry all the time about how much you weigh, how much you eat, or whether you are thin. Here are some things you can do. Learn more.