Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lukaszuk, Judith M.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

Abstract

Chronic energy deficiencies leading to impaired performance and injury are a prevalent problem in the dance world. This is due to a lot of dancers’ misconceptions about nutrition as well as what and how much they should be eating to fuel their bodies. This is also due to a high rate of disordered eating and eating disorders among the dance population. This project explores the science behind what dancers should be eating, how much they should be eating, and when they should be eating. Recipes for healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included as examples for quick and easy solutions to meal times. A typical dance schedule with a proper diet is also included to make it easier to see what a day of training and eating should look like. Lastly, a section discussing eating disorders and disordered eating is included to bring awareness to those issues. This project was put together using information from various textbooks and scientific journals from the past fifteen years. The recipes were created to be quick and easy, as well as to also provide adequate nutrition to the consumer.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

34 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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