|Meet Karen Inge|
High-profile Accredited Practising Dietitian Karen Inge is an author, plus regularly appears on lifestyle, current affairs and news TV programs, providing specialist nutrition comment.
Well known as the nutrition writer for the Australian Women's Weekly for over 17 years, plus her comments appearing in newspapers, magazines and on radio, Karen also contributes to a number of web sites.
Each Tuesday at 1.00pm she presents a segment on the top rating Denis Walter Show on Melbourne radio station 3AW (you can listen on line during the segment at: http://www.3aw.com.au/deniswalter )
A sought-after speaker, Karen is known for her inspiring presentations to the medical and dietetic professions, corporate, education and sporting communities, the media as well as the general public.
A widely published author, Karen Inge won the Food Media Club Award for Best Nutrition Writer for her book 'Let's Eat Right! For Families' and also wrote 'Food, Fitness and Feeling Good'. She co-authored the award winning book 'Food for Sport' and 'Food for Sport Cookbook' and contributed to several other books including state-of-the-art textbooks, Clinical Sports Nutrition, 4th edition and Clinical Sports Medicine, 2nd edition.
While experienced in all areas of nutrition, Karen Inge is widely recognised for her groundbreaking work in sports nutrition in Australia. As the first dietitian appointed to an AFL Club, Karen's sports nutrition work culminated in her roles as a founding member and then President of Sports Dietitians Australia.
She was the first dietitian to be made a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and is an inaugural Fellow of Sports Dietitians Australia.
Karen Inge is Senior Sports Nutrition Advisor at the Victorian Institute of Sport and a Director of the Institute of Health and Fitness.
Karen spent seven years with the Collingwood Football Club and eight years with the Hawthorn Football Club, developing innovative nutrition strategies to help them achieve their dominant position over many seasons. She worked with the Victorian and Australian Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team in their preparation for two Olympics, the Australian Women's Basketball team (Opals) for the Sydney Olympics, the Melbourne Magic Basketball Team plus the Australian Ballet Company and school.
Karen has also advised many of Australia's leading athletes throughout her career. Karen was a member of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Menu Review Committee and worked with Sports Dietitians Australia to provide information regarding the menu to athletes from around the world. She was Dietetics Co-ordinator for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games where she was responsible for overseeing nutrition and dietetic services to athletes from 71 countries who consumed over 400,000 meals.
Karen enjoys hearing from people interested in nutrition issues, so please add your comments to any of the articles, reply to her tweets or use the Contact link to send an email.