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Dancer Nutrition Info Sheet

The benefits of good nutrition are numerous, and even more so for dancers. Constant training takes a toll on muscles, joints and bones. Good eating habits can improve the recovery from such strain, and even assist with lean muscle growth and soft tissue repair. Eating the right foods can increase energy, focus and concentration. Finding the proper balance of nutrients not only prevents fatigue and injury, but also supports a long healthy career in dance.

This information booklet answers questions such as; how can I sustain my energy longer? How can I improve my recovery with nutrition? How can I prevent muscle soreness?

Actsafe Safety Association would like to thank Registered Nutritionist, Stacey Horton, RHN, BFA, for her assistance in the preparation of this document.Stacey Horton is a choreographer, performer and teacher of dance and theatre here in British Columbia.

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