- Easy to use practical handbook style text
- Full color interior with use of graphs and pictures
- Real life dancer experience examples
- Filled with sample menus and innovative snack ideas
- Chapter summaries
- Easy thumb to color page edge markers
- Handy dance bag friendly size
- Durable “Soft Touch” cover
"The Ailey School has long recognized the importance of proper nutrition for dancers. As a result, Marie has been educating our students on nutrition for dance at our school since 2008. Her unique background as a registered dietitian, certified fitness professional and former dancer enables her to relate to the nutrition and health issues that dancers face on a daily basis. She educates and supports our students in nutrition and wellness for the long term, teaching them skills to nourish their bodies and minds in the most practical and sensible ways. Her guide book supports this approach and empowers each dancer to do what is right for them without becoming hypnotized by the latest fad. Her approach is all about the creation of healthy habits, not restrictions. This guide book will teach you to do the same."
Melanie Person, Co-Director, The Ailey School
When I was a young jazz and modern dancer, there were many fads, myths, and wive’s tales circulating about the dance world and we didn’t have access to good information about how to stay both lean and strong. As a result, not knowing where to turn, I didn’t nourish myself as well as I could have – and it literally stopped my career short! Had I had proper guidance all along, I would have extended my career at least another 10 years, not to mention being able to perform even better when I did dance.
The dancer’s body is a miraculous instrument – one that needs to be both fed and cared for properly. Eating Right means Dancing Right! This handbook dispels the myths and empowers you to make decisions that are right, specifically for YOU!
Marie Elena Scioscia
From Journal of Dance Education
"Throughout her book Scioscia also stresses the biochemical facts about how the body works to produce energy- all supported by science. In the endorsement Melanie Person, Co-Director of the Alvin Ailey School, praises the author, noting, "She breaks down the necessities for nourishing a dancer's body and mind practically and sensibly"..."