FSU Researchers: Dancers Need More Calories & Protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study.

“It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the ‘dance look’ for the aesthetics of dance,” said Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Nutrition Michael Ormsbee. “Essentially, we investigated these dancers from a whole new perspective and found that just like traditional athletes that require more protein in their diets, the dancers need that as well.”