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Annual Reports


With a rich history, it’s difficult to mention all of SDA’s highlights and achievements – here’s the best of the best.

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  • Partnership with Informed Sport


  • Position Statement on Sports Nutrition for the Adolescent Athlete published in IJSNEM
  • 456 members


  • Sports Supplement Symposium


  • 15yr anniversary celebrations and Inaugural SDA Conference


  • Partnership with Kellogg’s Sustain (on-pack) & Dairy Australia


  • Sports Nutrition Course delivered in Canada
  • 400 members


  • Career Development Pathway implemented
  • 378 members


  • SDA launches Nutrition for Exercise & Sport Course
  • Sports Nutrition Course delivered in New Zealand
  • 292 members


  • Steering Committee established to develop Career Development Pathway
  • Partnership with Almond Board of Australia & Sustagen Sport
  • First international Sports Nutrition Course delivered in Singapore
  • SDA celebrates 10yr anniversary


  • Fellowships introduced


  • Collaboration with Fitness Australia to present information and publications to fitness instructors
  • 277 members


  • Sydney Olympics – SDA members ‘man’ Athlete kiosk & virtual help desk for Olympic web questions
  • Launch by John Howard of FIT KIDS book with Lisa Curry-Kenny
  • Clinical Sports Nutrition text launched
  • Medical Journal of Australia Supplement on “Recommendations for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Australian Children”, initiated by SDA and funded by Uncle Toby’s


  • SDA takes ownership of AIS Sports Nutrition Course, (which started in 1993)
  • Regular articles in Women’s Day, Triathlon Sports & Network Magazines
  • 238 members


  • Healthy Food Outlet Menu at MCG


  • Media campaign on fluids with Gatorade
  • On pack endorsement begins with Uncle Tobys Sport Plus
  • 140 members


  • First FUEL newsletter issue edited by Glenn Cardwell
  • October – SDA incorporation and launch at SMA Conference
  • Partnership with Gatorade

The beginning

  • Partnership with Uncle Toby’s in-kind support to get SDA off the ground
  • SDA Website launched
  • 181 Members

Our Committees

Education Greg Shaw (Chair)
Greg Cox
Kristen Mackenzie
Alison Patterson
Caitlin Reid
Expert Scientific Panel Greg Cox (Chair)
Louise Bell
Liz Broad
Louise Burke
Michelle Cort
Ben Desbrow
Holly Frail
Karen Inge
Ruth Logan
Helen O’Connor
Fiona Pelly
Gary Slater
Clare Wood
Marketing & Communications Mike Harley (Chair)
Teri Lichtenstein
Simone Allen
Finance, Audit & Risk Anoop Singh (Chair)
Ben Janssen
Gaye Rutherford

Contact Us

Sports Dietitians Australia
Sports House, Level 2, 375 Albert Road
South Melbourne VIC 3206
Tel: +61 3 9926 1336
Fax: +61 3 9926 1338 or email us
Melinda Jacobsen
Executive Officer
Tel: +61 3 9926 1335 Email Melinda Save contact file
Georgie Sutherland
Marketing & Projects
Tel: +61 3 9926 1336 Email Georgie Save contact file
Marie Walters
Courses & Events
Tel: +61 3 9926 1401 Email Marie Save contact file
Alison Patterson
In-House Advanced Sports Dietitian
Tel: +61 3 9926 1336 Email Alison Save contact file

Media Spokespeople

Alison Patterson
Advanced Sports Dietitian
Tel: 0409217345 knowledge@sportsdietitians.com.au
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