Dietitians have specialist training in the field of nutrition. They can help you to translate scientific information regarding health and nutrition into practical information about healthy eating and healthy food choices. A dietitian can also assist you to make dietary modifications necessary to help manage or treat a number of medical conditions.

Who will benefit from consulting a Dietitian?

  • Anyone wanting to make positive changes to their current nutritional intake
  • Someone needing to gain more understanding of dietary management of their medical condition(s)
  • A new medical diagnosis requiring dietary modifications
  • Anyone with an undesirable body weight – too high or too low
  • Someone wanting a periodic review of their dietary practices

Most common nutrition related issues discussed:

  • Sports and performance nutrition
  • Food allergy and intolerance, in particular FODMAP intolerance
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Body composition analysis
  • Weight management
  • General healthy eating and family nutrition
  • Diabetes, Insulin Resistance or Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Heart related health
  • Pregnancy and antenatal nutrition
  • Vegetarian eating


Rebecca Hay

Sports Dietitian

Rebecca is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and Accredited Practising Dietitian with The Athlete's Kitchen. She has experience across many areas in both clinical dietetics and private industry. She started her working career in 1993 as a Dietitian in the public hospital system. Following this she moved into the area research and then to private industry. She has worked with pharmaceutical and food companies and has been in private practice for over 8 years. Rebecca also consults to St John of God Hospital in Burwood.

Areas of specialty for Rebecca include healthy eating, weight management, diabetes management, cholesterol management, IBS, food intolerance and eating disorders, She has a particular interest and experience in the area of sports nutrition and sports she has worked with include: swimming, soccer, sailing, endurance running, athletics (both track and field), adventure racing, road/mountain biking and triathlon.

She works with athletes of all ages from primary school age to masters and all levels, from beginner to elite.

Some areas of focus in sports nutrition include: recovery, hydration, race nutrition strategy, sports supplements, making weight (up or down), vegetarian eating, menu planning and travel nutrition.

Some of Rebecca’s professional experience is listed below:

  • Cycling NSW
  • Sydney FC
  • NSW Swimming
  • Ryde Eastwood Rugby Union
  • NSWIS as a nutrition service provider
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Consulting, presentations and workshops for many sporting clubs, personal trainers, rowing clubs and gyms.
Rebecca herself has competed in many triathlons, from sprint to ironman distance. She is also an avid cyclist and continues to compete in Masters road and mountain bike events.

Chris Pappas - Exercise Physiologist - Sports Scientist - Performance Coach
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