The Healthy Dancer®
A Lifetime Investment for Elite-Level Dancers
What does it mean to become The Healthy Dancer®? And why is nutrition important for a dancer? A dancer’s body relies on good nutrition to fuel movement. A well-planned diet helps to prevent muscle loss, weak bones, chronic fatigue, and stress-related injuries. Dance nutrition maximizes a dancer’s capabilities both in the studio and on the stage. The Healthy Dancer® utilizes a holistic and non-prescriptive approach to integrate the principles of performance nutrition and Intuitive Eating.
The Healthy Dancer® is the only certified nutrition training program available for dancers and dance educators of all ages and levels. Dance Nutrition is key to optimizing your performance. This membership provides dancers with ongoing nutrition education. Dancers learn how to supply and optimize their calories to fuel movement, support endurance, and build strength.
WITH THIS PROGRAM, YOU WILL:
- Regain CONTROL over your health
- Feel AMAZING in your body
- Feel STRONG in classes
- REBUILD your relationship with food
- REBUILD your relationship with dance
- Enjoy a SUSTAINABLE lifestyle
- Have a SUCCESSFUL career
Choose Between Two Levels:
The Healthy Dancer®
✓ A membership platform presented through virtual instruction.
✓ Over 6 months of guided content.
✓ Weekly journal activities to hold you accountable.
✓ Weekly Meal guidance with accompanying grocery list.
✓ Recipe Index
✓ Unlimited Email Support.
✓ NEW: 1 private coaching mini discovery session
✓ The Healthy Dancer® discussion board and invite-only accountability group.
The Healthy Dancer® Elite
✓ Includes everything from The Healthy Dancer® PLUS:
✓ 1:1 coaching sessions with Rachel
✓ Additional follow-up plan available for dancers wanting continued support.
✓ Individualized care plan with recommendations tailored to your personal needs.
✓ Weekly Food & Mood Journaling with real-time feedback and support.
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✓ Nutrition 101
✓ The role of carbohydrates, protein, and fat in health and performance.
✓ Carbohydrate needs for dancers
✓ Protein needs for dancers
✓ The importance of fat in a dancer’s diet
✓ Meal Planning & Meal Prep
✓ Balanced Meals and Snacks
✓ Building Balanced Recipes
✓ Mindful Eating & The Intuitive Process
✓ Building Body Confidence
✓ The Art of Satisfaction
✓ Navigating Vacations, Holidays, & Dining Out
✓ Reading Food Labels
✓ Grocery Shopping Guidelines
✓ Pre-/Post- Exercise Fuel & Recovery
✓ Hormones & Bone Health
✓ Food Allergies & Intolerances
✓ Assessing a dancer’s body weight goals
✓ Debunking diet myths
Who Is This Program For?
Nutrition for performance is key to a sustainable career. Use The Healthy Dancer as a guide toward your performance 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 lifestyle.
Not sure where to begin?
Apply for The Healthy Dancer®
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. Dietitians are required to not only complete rigorous training (a minimum of 6 years), but also, dietitians must complete continuing education throughout their professional practice. Such training sets dietitians apart from certified health coaches. In fact, unless one holds licensure as a dietitian, it is outside of their scope of practice to prescribe food and nutrition plans, offer nutrition interventions, or conduct nutrition-focused assessments. To learn more, click here.
The Healthy Dancer® is for ages 12 and up. It is recommended, but not required, that dancers between the ages of 12 and 17 complete the program with a parent or legal guardian.
The Healthy Dancer® starts now and ends when you decide. After signing up, your membership includes all continuous updates and additions! This is a self-paced- you decide when you start and when you finish. Weekly modules are paced each month, but if you need a break, no problem! You can come back to your modules when you’re ready.
Your access is dependent on your membership. If paying monthly, you’ll have access with each monthly payment. If paying annually, you’ll have access for the full paid year. Also, you can access The Healthy Dancer® across any and all devices!
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 Healthy Dancer®. 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 Healthy Dancer® membership, 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.
I get it! We are a generation of multitaskers. The purpose of The Healthy Dancer® is to help you manage your goals even with a busy schedule. If you’re utilizing all available resources each week, this should take no more than 30-minutes per week. Still overwhelmed? Think about this: the more knowledge you have about navigating a supportive lifestyle, the more time you’ll have to enjoy and stay focused on your performance.