Told to diet? Don’t listen to your dance teacher. -YPAD Featured Article on Dance Informa

Conflicting ideas are rampant in the lives of pre-teens and teens – they often hear completely different messages from the authority figures in their life than, say, what advertisements and media are teaching them. These clashing concepts can make it very hard for youth to discern the truth. One of the hardest topics to reconcile…

Powerful Nutrition Insight from Dance Mom and Y.P.A.D. Dietitian, Jennifer Rogers!

Dance Competitions/Conventions, Long rehearsals/performances: Fuel for the Dancers body Jennifer Rogers, M.S., RD, LD, RDN “To Eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.”- Francois de La Rochefoucald   Dance convention/competition season is upon us. For those of you who have children who participate in these events you know that this essentially…

Welcome to the Y.P.A.D. Nutrition Section!

A message from our Dietitian/Nutritionist: Nutrition and fitness are the cornerstone of children’s health. It has been documented that food choices affect brain capacity, physical skill and emotional well being. However, nutrition habits and recommendations, both in terms of what children are eating and what we are “telling them”/”showing them” as important nutrition concepts, in…