Further Reading

An overview of interesting books and articles for further reading about nutrition for dancers


Chmelar, Robin D., Fitt, Sally S. (1995) Diet for Dancers. A Complete Guide to Nutrition and Weight Control, Princeton Book Company, Pennington

Dunford, Marie (2010) Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Human Kinetics, Champaign (IL)

Gröber, Uwe (2008) Metabolic Tuning statt Doping. Mikronährstoffe im Sport, Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart

Gröber, Uwe, Holick, Michael (2013) Vitamin D. Die Heilkraft des Sonnenvitamins, Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart

Hamm, Michael (2009) Die richtige Ernährung für Sportler. Optimale Energie für maximale Leistung, riva Verlag, München

Jeukendrup, Asker, Gleeson, Michael (2010) Sport Nutrition. An Introduction to Energy Production and Performance, Human Kinetics, Champaign (IL)

Konopka, Peter (2013) Sporternährung. Grundlagen, Ernährungsstrategien, Leistungsförderung, BLV-Verlag, München

Koutedakis, Yiannis, Sharp, Craig N. C. (1999) The Fit and Healthy Dancer, Wiley, Chichester

Larson-Meyer, D. Enette (2007) Vegetarian Sports Nutrition, Human Kinetics, Champaign (IL)

Mastin, Zerlina (2009) Nutrition for the Dancer, Dance Books, Alton

Mikyskova, Barbara (2013) Essstörungen in der Tanzwelt (Tschechischer Originaltitel: Poruchy příjmu potravy v tanečním světě). Dissertation., Academy of Performing Arts Prague, Prag


Beard, John, Tobin, Brian (2000) Iron status and exercise, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 72 (2) , 594-597

Beck, Sarah, et.al.(2015) Methodological considerations for documenting the energy demand of dance activity: a review, Frontiers in Psychology, 6 , 568

Brown, Derrick, Wyon, Matthew (2014) An International Study on Dietary Supplementation Use in Dancers, Medical Problems of Performing Artists , 229-234

Brown, Derrick, Wyon, Matthew (2014) The Effect of Moderate Glycemic Energy Bar Consumption on Blood Glucose and Mood in Dancers, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 29 (1) , 27-31

Casa, Douglas J., et.al.(2000) National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Fluid Replacement for Athletes., Journal of Athletic Training, 35 (2) , 212-224

Frusztajer, Nina T, et.al.(1990) Nutrition and the Incidence of Stress Fractures in Ballet Dancers., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 51 (5) , 779-783

Glace, Beth, et.al.(2006) Energy Conservation in Amenorrheic Ballet Dancers, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 21 (3) , 97-104

Hincapié, Cesar, Cassidy, David (2010) Disordered Eating, Menstrual Disturbances, and Low Bone Mineral Density in Dancers: A Systematic Review., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91 , 1777-1789

IADMS (2016) International Association for Dance Medicine & Science: Nutrition Resource Paper, UK,

Kraft, Eva-Maria (2010) Gesund Essen, tamed-Infoblatt, 10

Lukaski, Henry C. (2000) Magnesium, Zinc, and Chromium Nutriture and Physical Activity., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 72 (2) , 585-593

Marra, Maurizio, et.al.(2009) Bioelectrical Impedance Phase Angle in Constitutionally Lean Females, Ballet Dancers and Patients with Anorexia Nervosa., European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63 (7) , 905-908

Milavic, Boris, et.al.(2012) Impact of Body Mass Index on Body Image Dimensions: Results from a Body-Image Questionnaire Designed for Dancers., Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 27 (2) , 95-101

Misigoj-Durakovic, et.al.(2005) Body Physique and Composition in Premenarchal Ballerinas and Female Athletes in Aesthetic Sports, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 20 (4) , 175-179

Nattiv, Aurelia, et.al.(2007) American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand: The Female Athlete Triad., Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39 , 1867-1882

Negro, Massimio, et.al.(2013) Sports Nutrition Science: An Essential Overview., Progress in Nutrition, 15 (1) , 3-30

Nordin-Batesa, Sanna M., et.al.(2011) Correlates of Disordered Eating Attitudes Among Male and Female Young Talented Dancers: Findings From the UK Centres for Advanced Training., Eating Disorders, 19 (3) , 211-233

Potter, Ann B., et.al.(1996) Body Fat and Body Mass Index Measurements in Preprofessional Dance Students: A Comparison of Formulas., Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 11 (2) , 43-46

Rodriguez, Nancy R., et.al.(2009) Nutrition and Athletic Performance., Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43 (3) , 709-731

Sousa, Mónica, et.al.(2013) Nutrition and Nutritional Issues for Dancers, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 28 (3) , 119-123

Wyon, Matthew, et.al.(2014) The Influence of Winter Vitamin D Supplementation on Muscle Function and Injury Occurrence in Elite Ballet Dancers: A Controlled Study, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17 (1) , 8-12