Our Work

Athletes Embodied is an evidence-based approach to creating positive and healthy sport experiences in youth. The Athletes Embodied project is offered by NEDIC and in partnership with Canadian researchers. Informed by current research and designed by body image experts, this work aims to foster healthy body image and prevent disordered eating in girls.

The Research Process

In collaboration, NEDIC, Western University researchers from the Body Image and  Health Lab, Eva Pila, PhD, and University of Toronto researcher Cathi Sabiston, PhD of the Health Behaviour and Emotion Lab co-developed an evidence-based body image program for adolescent girls in sport.

This study included a systematic review of empirical body image interventions. These have been tested in athletes where the efficacy and effectiveness of these interventions were evaluated, and critical program components were identified.

Fall 2020

Research Update

Where are we today.

We are currently working to develop this free, online program, with relevant coaching tools, that will contribute to the collective effort of: