Nutrition for Dancers

with Dr. Dora Meyer



    The purpose of this webinar is to develop an awareness of the importance of proper nutrition for dancers. The focus will be on a whole-food, balanced diet to prevent muscle loss, weak bones, chronic fatigue, and stress-related injuries. Practical examples will be given to assist dancers with shopping and meal planning. Participants will learn how to fuel their bodies with food that promotes their short- and long-term health. Special attention will be given to supplement use, nutrient timing, and short- and long-term health risks associated with a poor diet. During the webinar, we will cover the basics of a healthy diet, including:

    • The role of fat, carbohydrates, and protein in health and performance
    • Protein needs for muscle building and recovery
    • Choosing carbohydrates wisely
    • Proper hydration
    • Balanced meals and snacks
    • Safe supplements (protein, vitamins, minerals, and ergogenic aids)
    • Pre- and post-performance nutrient timing
    • Special diets (e.g. vegetarian and vegan diets).

    The webinar was produced in 2023 and provides basic knowledge. Please note that there may be changes to specific dates or details. We will always endeavour to keep you as up to date as possible with any updates.



    • What is a healthy diet?
    • What should you eat in a day?
    • What is the main source of energy for a dancer?
    • Name two plant-based protein sources.
    • How many meals and snacks should a dancer eat throughout the day?
    • What is nutrient timing and how can it help a dancer reach their performance goals?
    • Give an example of a good snack to eat after training.
    • What are the top 3 dancer diet mistakes?