Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian – Australia

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian – Australia

Other
Outside of people within the profession, it is confusing what the differences are between nutritionists, dietitians, and sports dietitians. I recall that even halfway through my university degree that was focused on providing the qualification of becoming an accredited practising dietitian, we got asked what the difference was from one of our lecturers and nobody in the room had a good answer. And regarding becoming a sports dietitian, I did not know the full requirements until near graduation, or maybe even slightly after. If I did not know these aspects while being immersed in the community to a certain degree, I can imagine that a lot of people are unaware of the specific differences. As somebody who has undertaken the full journey to become an accredited sports dietitian, I will…
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How to Fuel and Athlete

How to Fuel and Athlete

Sports
When working with elite athletes, it is not only about eating a healthy balanced diet. Don’t get me wrong of course that is important, but it is equally if not more important the advice you provide considers one main thing – performance! What does that mean? It means optimising intake to ensure your athlete has fuelled and recovered appropriately for their training requirements. An athlete’s requirements could be considered abnormal when you compare them to the general population. After all, an athlete can train for 4 to 8 hours per day, compared to the average person who may struggle to exercise that much in a week! For this reason, it is important recommendations are being made which consider the individual athlete and what their training and performance requirements are. Having…
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Lisa Middleton Q & A

Lisa Middleton Q & A

Other, Sports
Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your career? I work predominantly in sports nutrition and I basically became interested in it just from my own personal interest in sport. I did a lot of sport when I was younger and was just interested in the link between what you ate and how that affected performance. I used to experiment with my own diet and was enthusiastic about learning more. When I was in early high school, probably Year 8 or Year 9, I decided I wanted to work as a sports dietitian. I headed down that path, did a human movement degree at Deakin, and then did dietetics after that and got into nutrition from there. I was unemployed for a little while after I…
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