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1st Edition

Nutrition for Dance and Performance

  • Available for pre-order on February 2, 2023. Item will ship after February 23, 2023
ISBN 9781032112428
February 23, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 11 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Complete Guide to Dance Nutrition is the first complete textbook written by an experienced dietitian specialising in the field of dance nutrition and provideS both dancers-in-training and instructors with practical advice on dance nutrition for health and performance. It is also highly relevant for dance professionals. With an in-depth and extensive coverage on all nutrition topics relevant to dancers, this textbook covers nutrition for the scenarios dancers face, including day to day training and rehearsals, peak performance, injuries, immunonutrition, nutrition and stress management. Information is included on topics applicable to individual dancers including advice for dancers with type 1 diabetes and clinical conditions relating to gut health.

This book guides the reader through the macronutrients making up the diet, their chemical structure and their role in health and optimal performance. Readers will be shown how to estimate energy and nutrient needs based on their schedule, type of dance undertaken, and personal goals before considering the practical aspects of dance nutrition; from nutrition planning to dietary supplements, strategies for assessing the need to alter body composition and guidance on undertaking health focused changes is presented.

The Complete Guide to Dance Nutrition combines and condenses the author’s knowledge and many years of experience working in the dance industry to translate nutrition science into a practical guide. Bringing together the latest research in dance science and nutrition, this book aims to be a trusted reference and practical textbook for students of Dance, Dance Nutrition, Dance Performance, Sport Nutrition and Sport Science more generally as well as for those training in the dance industry, dance teachers and professionals.

Table of Contents

1. Dance Nutrition

2. Food and the Dancer

3. Energy for Dance

4. Carbohydrate for Training and Performance

5. Protein for Strength and Body Maintenance

6. Dietary Fat for Health and Longevity

7. Hydration for Stamina and Performance Optimisation

8. Supplements to Support Health and Performance (To Supplement Food Not Replace It)

9. Body Composition

10. Disordered Eating

11. Health and Performance

12. Plant Based Diets for Dancers

13. Clinical Nutrition

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Jasmine Challis is a freelance Registered Nutritionist (UK Association for Nutrition) and Dietitian registered with the Health Care Professions Council, and is on the UK Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) focussing on dance. She completed a MRes in Sport and Exercise Science in 2018. She is on the Dance Medicine and Science Expert Panel for One Dance UK and is on the board of The Bridge Dance Project. She has worked across the dance field for over 30 years giving talks, running workshops and providing 1:1 sessions for dancers and dance students.