Accredited Sport Dietitian
NZRD. SDA. DipBS. BAppSci. MDiet (Dist)
Since the age of 4, I have been playing sport. I have participated in everything from rugby and cricket to squash and golf – all at provincial and international representative level. On top of this I love the outdoors where I surf and dive (among everything else). Throughout my journey, I have used theory from University where I have utilised and understood this to benefit my own career. I understand the pressures that sportsmen and women go through, both physiological and psychological, and I have the ability to put myself in your shoes as I have been through it too.
Over the past few years I have worked with young rugby players, track and field athletes, endurance athletes and ultra runners - I am currently employed by a professional sports organisation as well as working with paid individual athletes. The importance of having been a sports person gives me an understanding that cannot be learned from a book.
Not all my clients are performance athletes, as I work with a number of weekend warriors and the general public that are trying to be the best version of themselves. I have worked with clinical issues from T1DM, GI issues, intolerance, weight loss/gain, food-related anxiety and depression. My drive at the moment is to start changing the way the industry sees clients as more than just a 'quick fix' for marketing and driving sustainable change to inspire generations to follow.
I don’t sugar coat anything (pun intended) and will give you the best advice I can offer with a significant amount of empathy. I will help you change lifelong habits for you to meet both short-term and long-term goals. I will consider barriers, potential problems, and eating and exercise history to motivate you to be the best person you can be – whether that is sports performance or general health and well-being. Change is easy, its just knowing what is the best way for you.
NZRD. BSc. MDiet (Dist)
Growing up, I represented my province in a huge range of sports including touch rugby, cycling, running, athletics and triathlon. This love of sport and desire to perform at my best is what lead me to become a dietitian.
I know first-hand how busy life can get, with nutrition often taking a back seat when work and training takes over. I want to show athletes and the weekend warrior that although nutrition is essential to get right, it doesn’t have to be hard (or involve celery juice).
My job is to sift through the misinformation for you, so you can step away from confusing and detrimental advice and find a way of eating that suits you and your goals. My empathy, love of, and experience in the sporting world, along with my recent Masters of Dietetics (with Distinction) qualification puts me in the perfect position to help you. I will teach, inspire and work with you to create lifelong habits and ultimately help you achieve your performance and wellbeing goals.