Should You Go Vegan?

Last spring, Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Chloe Freytag decided to eat vegan. With a passion for nutrition, she was concerned that toxins and preservatives in certain foods were preventing her from becoming her best dancing self. “Before veganism I...

Stop Eating Disorders Before They Start

“My first eating disorder, I was about 14,” says Deborah Wingert, head faculty at Manhattan Youth Ballet. “I remember carefully limiting everything I ate. I’d eat three quarters of the piece of toast and not the last quarter.” Then...

Talk Privately About Body Concerns

In our January 2017 health column registered dietitian Emily Harrison and Manhattan Youth Ballet head faculty Deborah Wingert offer seven tips for helping students build positive relationships to food. One step you can take is to talk privately with students about any...

Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

Fueling your body for dance is essential, but deciding what to eat isn’t always easy. And with new diets surfacing every month, it can be hard to know what to believe: low-carb, low-fat, no gluten, no dairy? What’s the best approach?We delved into two hot...

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