Nutrition for Dancers @ Piedmont School of Music & Dance

Nutrition for Dancers @ Piedmont School of Music & Dance

January 22, 2020 – Kaylee Helfrich, a doctoral graduate student in the Smith Lab at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute as well as an accomplished dancer, gave a program on nutrition for dancers at the Piedmont School of Music and Dance in Kannapolis. The recipes from this program are available here for your cooking enjoyment!

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