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29 September, 2021

Sports dietitian in the palm of your hand

MALANDA local Lauren Earsman has signed on to a bold new venture enabling her to have access to a sports dietitian through her phone, anytime, anywhere.

By Rhys Thomas

Lauren Earsman is one of 90 users who signed up for the new app

MALANDA local Lauren Earsman has signed on to a bold new venture enabling her to have access to a sports dietitian through her phone, anytime, anywhere. 

The new SportsDietitian. com app gives athletes the amazing opportunity to have access to sports dietitian services in their back pocket. 

The app provides access to a range of self-guided nutrition programs, goal setting for sporting teams and recipes and food tips to support athletes at all levels, no matter where they are.

Along with Lauren more than 90 clubs, coaches and athletes have jumped on and registered for 12 months free access to the app, over 70 athletes have signed up since launching on September 1 2021.

Lauren had decided to get on board with the app to help with her performances in triathlons, looking to improve her performance and overall fitness. 

"I started doing triathlons a couple of years ago as a hobby, a fitness goal,” Lauren said. 

“The main things I needed to get out of it was to get more out of my training, beforehand after big sessions I was tired all day and couldn’t recover. 

“It was about learning what to eat before, during and after training to get more out of it and not fall in a heap.”

Despite it being an app Lauren feels it is more like having an on-hand personal sports dietitian to help you along your journey. 

“My favourite thing about the app is being able to easily contact Christie (sports dietitian),” she said. 

“If I’ve got a question or just to tell her I’ve had win or a bad day, she will get back to me really quickly.

“I don’t even think of it as an app I more think of it as just messaging Christie.”

Co-founder of SportsDietitian. com Tara Diversi said that an athletes diet is just as important as their training, especially for young, growing sportspeople. 

“There’s been a renewed focus on sporting performance with the Olympic and Paralympic Games and this is a perfect time to engage particularly young athletes in a conversation about sports nutrition,” she said.

“From when I was a kid, sport was life and living regionally meant access to specialist sports health services was a little hard.

“Now with technology we can deliver expert sports nutrition content and advice to you in the format you like, whenever you want, and wherever you are.”

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