The motivation for this project is a simple one – to utilise the wealth of knowledge and expertise within the La Trobe University community to provide easily digestible and relevant sport, health and wellbeing advice for students and staff.
To kick off the La Trobe University Thrive Health & Wellbeing Podcast series, we chatted to Advanced Sports Dietician, Sarah Jenner, who is a lecturer at La Trobe University in the Nutrition and Dietetics discipline. For the last four years, Sarah has worked as the Sports Dietician for the Carlton Football Club, and particularly enjoys teaching footy players how to cook and students about how athletic performance can be optimised with food. Sarah has recently completed her PhD project, which provides insight into factors that influence Australian Football athletes’ food choice and highlights the importance of individualised nutrition advice provided by a sports dietitian.
For La Trobe staff and students living a busy lifestyle, it can be hard to maintain a healthy nutrition intake or to know which foods we should be eating to keep us sustained throughout the day. Sarah provides us with a suite of simple nutrition and cooking tips that can easily be adopted for our busy lives, and it was awesome to talk to her about her passion for all things cooking, food and sport.