Accredited Practising Dietitians
are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They know about food and health and can help you sort through the maze of nutrition information.APD's
are qualified to advise individuals and groups on nutrition related matters. They also have clinical training to modify diets to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances and overweight and obesity.Sports Dietitians
provide advice on issues such as maximizing energy levels, eating to optimize growth and development, eating before competition, recovery, best fluid choices for exercise and staying hydrated, maintaining appropriate body fat levels, and eating when travelling. Sports dietitians assist Australians to make healthier food choices by providing accurate nutrition information based on scientific principles.
Sports dietitians have detailed knowledge and experience to help active people with the best nutrition advice. Some of the areas we advise on are:
- Maximising energy levels for exercise
- Eating to optimise growth and development
- Maintaining appropriate body fat levels
- Best fluid choices for exercise
- Eating before competition
- Recovery after training and competition
- Eating when travelling
- Appropriate use of ergogenic aids and dietary supplements
Kerry Leech and Lauren Nugent are qualified APD’s and Sports Dietitians. We specialize in transferring science into practical advice to improve sporting and life performance. We’re passionate about food, health and exercise.
Lauren Nugent has been a dietitian for over 6 years, working in both clinical dietetics and sports nutrition. She started work in Private Practice
and in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
. She later took on work in a psychology
practice to further her knowledge of the psychological impact of food and nutrition. Lauren joined Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants
in 2005 to further her passion for sports nutrition and private practice.
Lauren consults on all general dietetic issues such as weight loss or gain, diabetes, cholesterol and lifestyle modification. She specializes in sports nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders and eating disorder patients.
Lauren currently works for the Australian Institute of Sport
as the Sports Dietitian for Sprint Canoe/Kayak and Squash. She also holds a management role as the Sports Science and Sports Medicine Coordinator for Sprint Canoe which is an exciting opportunity for a Dietitian! Lauren also consults to the QLD Bulls
and is a nutrition service provider for the QLD Academy of Sport.
Lauren facilitates the Eat Smart in Schools program for Adolescent Athletes
. The program started in 2006 to assist junior athletes to excel in their chosen sport. We have combined our knowledge and skills in elite athletes for use in the junior athlete. It is an exciting project and Lauren thoroughly enjoys consulting to school Rugby, Rowing, Soccer, Golf, Dance and Netball
Lauren is a keen presenter of nutrition lectures
to corporate groups, athletes, coaches and the general public on a variety of nutrition topics. Lauren enjoys making presentations interactive and fun to ensure all participants go home learning something useful!
On a personal note, Lauren likes to keep active
by running, cycling, going to the gym as well as doing pilates and yoga! In fact, the more variety the better! Exercise is essential for Lauren to relax, recharge and distress.
Lauren loves to travel to all sorts of destinations around the world and particularly enjoys cuisines from other countries. She has a passion for all things food, wine and cooking
– hence her career choice!