True Sport Foundation is committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to Canadian society, to our athletes and to the physical and moral development of Canada’s youth.
The True Sport Foundation is collaborating with the BODYSENSE initiative on an intervention program that has been developed to promote positive body image in athletes with the ultimate goal of preventing disordered eating.
This initiative will benefit individuals at risk of disordered eating by providing a best practice model in the promotion of positive body image to athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and leaders in the sporting community. The best practice model identifies “10 BODYSENSE Basics”.
These BODYSENSE BASICS have been created to help key players in the sport community identify areas where they may implement ideas to improve the sport climate and best support athletes in promoting a positive body image and prevent disordered eating. It is from within these areas of best practice that it is expected that knowledge, attitude, and behavioral change will be seen.