Nourish The Healthy Dancer®
Designed for The Healthy Dancer® wanting to maintain their sustainable relationship with food and body.
Cultivating confidence in your body can be challenging because of various food and body ideals that exist within dance culture. This ultimately drives dancers to unsustainable habits around food and an overall lack of confidence at mealtimes. A healthy body weight supports the physical demands of dance while balancing the metabolic demands of growth. But how we define a “healthy body weight” is misguided in a world saturated with weight bias and fatphobia. There is no single ideal dancer’s body. A dancer’s ideal body is one that can be maintained without dieting or obsessive exercise routines that go beyond what’s needed for your dancing.
In this self-study course, dancers learn how to boost their confidence in both their body image and food choices.
This course will help you to:
- Challenge ideals that are rooted in weight stigma, implicit biases, and fatphobia.
- Redefine personal ideals to boost body image.
- Transform thought patterns around food and body.
- Build body image resilience.
- Diminish negative self-talk and comparisons.
- Move towards body neutrality and ultimately, body acceptance.
- Nourish your body with gentle nutrition.
The Healthy Dancer® was created by a former professional dancer turned Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with advanced licensure as a Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition and Certified Counselor of Intuitive Eating. Nourish The Healthy Dancer® is a series of supplemental self-study courses designed to sustain the work of The Healthy Dancer® lifestyle.
10+ Downloadable Guides help you:
- Conceptualize a factual framework
- Identify your set point weight
- Abandon the scale
- Formulate practical affirmations
- Detangle triggers of self-doubt
- Navigate comparative thoughts
- Neutralize food and body beliefs
- Utilize nutrition support without obsessing over it
Here’s what you get
✓ Self-paced online course with clear instruction.
✓ Over 100 pages of downloadable content guiding you through the course.
✓ Weekly worksheets and activities to hold you accountable.
✓ Actionable content to support your specific needs as a dancer.
✓ Unlimited Email Support.
✓ 10+ bonus guides to support your path towards cultivating confidence with food and body.
✓ Online support and access to Rachel for questions along the way.
Who Is This Program For?
Nutrition for performance is key to a sustainable career. Use The Healthy Dancer as a guide towards your health and wellness goals.
Whether you’re a pre-professional student or a recreational student, use The Healthy Dancer as a companion to your current training program.
Broaden your knowledge about dance nutrition and provide your students with the tools needed for a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
A holistic approach to nutrition for dancers is a topic that I’ve been asked a lot about recently. Your relationship with food doesn’t have to be obsessive or compulsive. Dancers can learn how to utilize food as a tool that supports their whole selves: mind, body, and soul. Dancers will discover how to utilize food as a tool to support performance and health. An integrative approach that balances intuitive eating with performance nutrition enables dancers to heal their relationships with both food and body.
Did you know that dancers are three times more likely to struggle with an eating disorder when compared to the general population? Because of the vulnerable nature of dancers to perfectionism, disordered eating, and eating disorders, it’s critical that dancers, dance educators, and dance parents rely on sound sources for nutrition-, weight- and lifestyle-related education. Seeking support from a credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN) or Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LD or LDN) is recommended. Furthermore, cultivating a supportive interdisciplinary team is essential to a dancer’s well-being.
This course is aimed for ages 12 and up. It is recommended, but not required, that students between the ages of 12 and 17 complete the course with a parent or legal guardian.
The course starts now and ends when you decide. After signing up, you will have access to ALL course materials for a full year. This includes all continuous updates and additions! This is a self-paced course – you decide when you start and when you finish. Weekly modules are paced each week, but if you need a break, no problem! You can come back to your modules when you’re ready throughout the year’s access!
You have unlimited access to this course for a full year after you sign up. Better yet? You can access this course across any and all devices you own!
This course offers a mix of video, audio, and instructional content with weekly activities to help you implement all of the concepts.
It’s easy! From this page, you will be directed to a secondary site for payment options. Once you submit your payment you’ll receive a welcome email detailing how to access the course. From there, you’ll have complete access! If you sign up for the Elite program, I’ll be in touch within 24-48 hours to let you know how to schedule your one –on–one coaching sessions.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed and I am confident in the information that is delivered. Due to the nature of the course, I cannot guarantee a refund. However, I don’t want you to be unhappy. If after 3 days of purchase you’re not thrilled, I’d like to further discuss the reason for your concern. You’ll have show me proof that you’ve implemented the first lesson, and explain in-depth why it did not prove useful to you.
Anyone can call themself a “Nutritionist,” but a “Registered Dietitian” or a “Registered Dietitian Nutritionist” is a licensed practitioner and nutrition expert. Certified health coaches are not licensed to provide nutrition counseling to dance populations. As a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Certified Counselor of Intuitive Eating, Rachel provides board-certified expertise to enhance the performance of competitive, pre-professional, and professional dancers while maintaining professional competency and skills required for practice.
I get it! We are a generation of multitaskers. The purpose of this course is to help you manage your health even with a busy schedule. If you”re utilizing all available resources each week, this should take no more than a 45-minutes per week. Still overwhelmed? Think about this: the more knowledge you have about navigating a healthy lifestyle, the more time you’ll have to enjoy and stay focused on your performance.