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Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise & Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA)

About This Resource

ATHENA (Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives) is a scientifically proven program for female athletes. ATHENA addresses the connection between young women in sports, disordered eating behaviors and body shaping drug use. Its multiple components provide healthy sports nutrition and strength-training alternatives to the use of alcohol, illicit and performance-enhancing drugs. ATHENA is peer-led and gender specific. It is interactive, engaging and easy to implement by coaches during the sport season.

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Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Mental Health
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Suburban