From cigarettes to courgettes: 40 years of sports nutrition

Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 7am

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Join Deakin and the alumni community for our annual Geelong presentation and networking event, ‘From cigarettes to courgettes: 40 years of sports nutrition.'

Enjoy breakfast while 2018 Alumna of the Year Karen Inge shares her remarkable personal story while reflecting on the progress of sports nutrition over the past 40 years.

Karen Inge is one of Australia’s most established and decorated leaders in the fields of nutrition and dietetics. She is an award-winning author of books on eating for health, fitness, sport and wellbeing. Karen was the nutrition writer for the Australian Women’s Weekly for 17 years and has a weekly nutrition segment on 3AW, a role she has had for 16 years.

Her studies at Deakin University led her to become the first dietitian appointed to a VFL/AFL club, working with Collingwood from 1980-1987, followed by Hawthorn for a further eight years during a period of incredible success for the club.

Karen was the founding Head of Nutrition at the Victorian Institute of Sport and advised our elite athletes for 21 years. She also held a number of key positions with the Australian Ballet Company, the Australian Women’s Basketball Team (Opals), the Victorian Elite Gymnastics program, as well as the role of Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinator for the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Karen is a director of the healthy food company Dineamic, and recently opened the Georgie Bass Café and Cookery in Flinders, Victoria. Karen Inge is also a director of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) and Chair of the SVI Foundation, an ambassador for Fareshare (a food rescue organisation), Chair of the Deakin University Food and Nutrition Advisory Board and has previously been an ambassador for Vic Health and a director of the Coeliac Research Fund.

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Date and time

Wednesday 13 March 2019
7am AEDT


Waurn Ponds Estate
Nicol Drive South,
Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216