EDUCATING, SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING
All key players in sports and performing arts to help athletes embody health and wellness at the highest level of performance.
Championing a healthy body culture
WE EDUCATE, SUPPORT & EMPOWER
- HEALTH PROFESSIONALS to treat athletes with eating disorders.
- SPORTS PROFESSIONALS to identify and manage eating disorders.
- COACHES & TEACHERS to be positive role models for eating and body image.
- SPORTS & ARTISTIC ORGANIZATIONS to foster an environment that empowers optimal fueling and body confidence.
In sport and performing arts the importance placed on body weight, body composition and healthy eating habits can contribute to an increased risk of developing disordered eating.
That’s why at Dare to Fuel Performance, we believe that training the professionals and organizations who work closely with athletes in early identification, effective intervention and optimal management of eating disorders is the key to a healthy and strong sports system.
founders of Dare to Fuel Performance
Alexia de Macar combines a PhD in Sports Nutrition with extensive experience in the field and Jodie Richardson has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is co-founder of the psychotherapy clinic Connecte.
Working together with athletes and performers and consulting with teams and coaches for over 10 years has made them highly qualified to train health and sports professionals and consult with schools and sports organizations around the issue of eating disorders & performance.
"The Dare to Fuel Performance project has me excited and hopeful for athletes and performers around the world. The conversation and awareness around mental health has come a long way not only in the sporting world but also with the general public."
Photo credit: Romina Amato / Redbull Cliff Diving
"When I learnt to give myself the energy I needed to accomplish my projects and dreams and I understood that food is fuel, I found peace with myself. Now, instead of criticizing my body, I am grateful and proud of it, without this body nothing would have been possible."
"The biggest misconception is that disordered eating is just a normal sacrifice to make in order to be successful in many sports and performing arts."