Eating Disorder in Sport Workshops

The TIS in conjunction with the AIS and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) will be hosting Eating Disorder in Sport (EDiS) Workshops in Launceston and Hobart this November.

This opportunity is open to coaches, representatives & officials from State Sporting Organisation and clubs, medical network practitioners & educators who are interested in continuing to learn and improve this important area.

Workshops will be conducted in:

  • Launceston on Thursday 17 November 2022, Tamar Rowing Club, 14 West Tamar Road, Trevallyn.
  • Hobart on Friday 18 November 2022, Twin Ovals Kingston, 35 Twin Ovals Road, Kingston.
  • Between 10.00am to 2.00pm at both venues – lunch will be provided.
  • Plenty of carparking and disability access at both venues.

Registrations now open:
To register your attendance at this free event, please email Angela Mills at and confirm which location you will be attending and which sporting organisation/community you will represent on the day. Please be sure to include any dietary requirements with your RSVP. Registrations will close 5pm on 12 November.

Watch this short video from Jessica Smith OAM who is a former elite para-swimmer who represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Jessica lived with an eating disorder for the majority of her international swimming career and is now an advocate for positive body image, dedicating her life to raising awareness around diversity and disability.

Background Information:
In September 2020, the AIS along with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) released the AIS-NEDC Disordered Eating in a position statement and associated resources. The position statement highlighted disordered eating (DE) and eating disorders (EDs) as a serious, complex and often misunderstood area within sport.

Within the position statement it was recommended that all sporting organisations in Australia provide education for their role holders, to assist them to work up to but not beyond their professional capacity in relation to DE and EDs. In response to this, the AIS and NEDC developed, piloted and evaluated a workshop for coaches and performance support staff called Eating Disorders in Sport (EDiS). It is this workshop that we will be delivering to the wider community.

The aims of the EDiS Workshops are to:

  • Increase knowledge: of body image, disordered eating and eating disorders;
  • Increase confidence: to talk about body image, disordered eating and eating disorders;
  • Highlight the importance: of prevention and early identification of disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes;
  • Understand individuals’ role: in the prevention and identification of disordered eating and eating disorders in athletes.

EDIS is an interactive workshop developed by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) for all role holders (all level coaches, medical, club administrators, team managers and performance support staff) within athlete sporting systems.

Further information:
Please contact Stewart Pither, Manager Performance Services via email