If you’ve been following me, The broadway Dietitian, for a while now, you know my passion for helping people in the theatre world take care of their health, prevent eating disorders, and set themselves up for success in their craft.
You may have also heard me allude to the fact I am writing a book about this!
The idea for this book came over 2 years ago, when I was at Broadway Con 2020 in NYC sharing a booth with “The Broadway Body Positivity Project” (which you also need to check out!). I was there promoting my course, “Whole Health for Performers,” and looking to see where I, as a Registered Dietitian, fit into the bigger Broadway picture.
Not once, but several times over the course of the Con, I was approached by attendees that, when they learned what I do, exclaimed, “ I’ve never heard of anyone doing this before! You are so needed!”
I am, of course, flattered by this, but it also made me wonder, why are there not fleets of Dietitians helping performers achieve their best health for the stage? It is a form of sports nutrition – anyone working in the theatre is an athlete!
That idea, paired with the reality of the industry:
Dance teachers sharing antiquated diet advice to fit the balanchine body.
Weigh-ins at schools and cruise line performances.
A general “push through the pain” mentality.
10 out of 12s.
Lack of time for self care, grocery shopping, rest.
No calling out sick unless you are actively dying.
The culture of drinking, smoking, drugs.
It’s essential to not only have licensed healthcare professionals working in the industry, but people who “get” what it is to be in the theatre world – not just in theory, but lived experience.
Healthcare professionals who can look at the science of what is proven to work (cough- not crash dieting -cough), and tailor that evidence based science to the reality of theatre professions.
As far as I can tell, there is no health and nutrition book specifically for theatre people (not just dancers), that is written FOR the individual (as opposed to company staff), and by an actual Registered Dietitian with experience in the industry.
So, I’m here to fill in the gap, and you can be in on it!
Ok, I’ve authored 3 books now (1 solo: Permission To Eat, and 2 collabs), am an international best-selling author, and LOVE the writing process.
…but, I didn’t have a kid when I wrote my first book, and feel I may need a little more of a kick-in-the-pants to get this one done.
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN >>>
I am going to give you an exclusive look into my writing process, including first-look access to unpublished chapters – as I write them!
By joining my “book club,” you get monthly (or more often if I get in a big writing kick) content as I write the book. My goal is to have the manuscript done by the end of 2022. …and, you can give me feedback on what you’d like to see included in this major project.
Join the “book club” and read the manuscript as it develops!
I hope you will join me as I create your guide to that healthy stage life!
Who am I to teach this?
Hi! I’m Libby, a Registered Dietitian (or nutrition expert) with both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Science. I am a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and I also focus on health for people who work in theatre – my passion.
Recently I have been speaking to BFA students in theatre and dance majors in a signature talk, “nutrition for theatrical students,” which has been met with great feedback. Additionally, I will be speaking at Broadway Con 2022 on a shortened version of my online course “Whole Health For Performers.”
I have been teaching college nutrition classes in-person and online since 2014, and decided to bring my experience to YOU in the comfort of your own home – no admissions application necessary!