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Dance is unique in terms of the physical and mental demands that present dancers from an early age of training. Clinical support, including nutritional advice needs to be tailored to meet these dance specific and individual dancer requirements. Healthcare practitioners also need to be aware and alert to low energy availability which can have negative effects on health and performance of dancers, if not identified promptly and appropriate support implemented.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
CPE Level: Level 3 (advanced knowledge/expertise)
- 8.3.8 Creates a nutrition care plan to match energy and other
nutrient and fluid needs to maintain health, optimize
performance and reduce the likelihood of negative exercise
outcomes (e.g., overtraining, injury).
- 9.6.1 Assesses client/patient nutritional needs and appropriateness
of the counseling.
- 10.1.2 Conducts nutrition screening to identify client/patient risks and
levels of criticality, and to direct services.
- Describe the unique physical and mental demands of dance
- Integrate specific dance activity and individual dancer factors when providing clinical support
- Assess potential nutrition-related concerns that can occur in dancers, with particular reference to relative energy deficiency, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.