Accredited Sports Dietitian
Hello everyone, my name is Rachel.
I have worked as a Dietitian for over 25 years and have over 20-years experience as a sports dietitian. It’s true, I am a Kiwi, but I have fully immersed myself into the Aussie life for nearly 10 years. My sports nutrition career started with High Performance Sport NZ and working in Super Rugby as well as age group representative teams with New Zealand Rugby. I was the Performance Dietitian for the Newcastle Knights (NRL) for 8 years. My experiences also extend to a wide range of sports including fuelling up and recovery nutrition for high-performance swimming, netball and rowing, endurance and team sports, and my specialty interest in adolescent sports nutrition. I also lecture part-time at the Australian Catholic University in the Bachelor of Nutrition Science programme with Culinary Nutrition Science being my favourite subject to teach.
I work with individuals, families, clubs and teams to help reach body composition goals, improve strength and overall performance using food, supplementation and hydration. Whether you are an emerging athlete, a seasoned athlete or simply a person who is passionate about exercise, I can educate and support you every step of the way. I bring a simplified approach to nutrition offering tailored advice to support your individual goals, reduce the risk of injury and optimize recovery and wellbeing. If I’m not fuelling athletes from the sidelines, I am learning the ‘art’ of surfing, camping (or any beach-related activity) as well as staying connected with my family scattered around the world.
Training & Credentials
- Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Science (Nutrition)- Otago University
- Registered Dietitian Dietetic Internship- New Zealand
- Accredited Sports Dietitian- Sports Dietitians Australia
- ISAK Accredited- International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry
- Dietitians Australia
- Sports Dietitians Australia
My best childhood food memory
Hands down would be freshly caught whitebait fritters on a Sunday night. Best served with fresh white bread and butter. The whitebait season in NZ is 2 months in early spring. Sunday afternoons were spent at the beach waiting for the tide to come in, with layers of woolly jumpers and a thermos of Milo to keep us warm.