We use cookies to give you the best experience and to help improve our website. By using our website you are accepting our cookies.  Learn More

UK Coaching Team
24
Safety and Welfare Supporting Specific Needs

Disordered Eating: Language in the Training and Competition Environment

In the fourth part of our series on disordered eating, Dr Carolyn Plateau from Loughborough University discusses how language can be a powerful tool in the prevention of eating problems. She shares some hints and tips on how coaches and the wider coaching team can be mindful of their language in the training and competition environment

How we communicate about food, weight, body size and shape can make an important contribution to the wider cultural environment.

Coaches have a responsibility to create a positive culture within which participants train and compete. 

The language and behaviours of coaches and the wider coaching team can influence how participants feel about their bodies, as well as shape their eating behaviours and impact upon their well-being. Being mindful of what we say and how we discuss food, weight and shape is an important step towards developing a healthy physical activity and sport environment. 

To unlock this full resource, you need to become a UK Coaching Club Premium Member.

Not ready to join yet? Register for free to receive the latest #GreatCoaching news, tips and offers delivered straight to your inbox, access our Duty to Care digital badge and much more!

Already a member? Login below to access this resource.

Unlock with Premium


To unlock this resource, power your coaching with our Premium Membership


Elevate your skills with 12 months’ unlimited access to 1000+ resources, plus premium benefits that save you money and provide 24/7 support to reduce stress in your life beyond coaching


Join for just £24 pa (less than 50p a week!)


Let's Go

Already a Premium Member? login here.

Power Your Coaching with Premium Membership

 

Transform your coaching with unlimited access to 1000+ resources and 24/7 support, including hundreds of money-saving discounts

UK Coaching Team