Accredited Sports Dietitian, Accredited Practising Dietitian
Matt is an easy going, friendly Tasmanian bred Queenslander who has spent the last 2 years in Tropical Far North Queensland.
You will rarely find Matt relaxing with his feet up (unless having a quiet beer), as he is constantly living an active and energetic lifestyle playing sport, surfing or exploring the wilderness via foot or mountain bike.
Having played various sports at both state and national levels during his teens and into his mid-twenties, Matt soon began to appreciate the importance nutrition plays in achieving high performance results. This involvement in elite sport was where Matt developed an interest in the nutrition implications for athletes, which resulted in him juggling training, work, university and managing some kind of social life and time for other hobbies.
Combining Matt’s sporting background, his passion for crafting nutritious food and making a mess in the kitchen, as well as his passion and desire to help people (or “to empower and inspire people to take control of their health and wellbeing”), led him to discover his career as a Sports Dietitian.
Matt has worked with:
- Northern Pride Rugby League
- Brisbane Roar FC
- Cairns Taipans Basketball
- Academy of Football Australia
- Oceania Athletics
- UCI to recreational Road Cyclists and Mountain bikers
Two things I can’t live without are:
Exercise and my glasses (as I’m not going far without them)
9am on a Sunday morning, and I am:
Out on the bike or surfing if I have things my way
My favourite training session is:
Bike or run intervals
Tea of coffee:
Does a mocha count as a coffee? I’ve got a long way to go!
Most recent hobby I’ve acquired:
Downhill mountain biking
My last meal would be:
Homemade woodfire pizza
My nutrition philosophy:
Nutrition isn’t just about what you eat. It’s about giving yourself the best opportunity to reach your full potential in order to reach your goals, whatever they may be. Nutrition is a pivotal part of your health and wellbeing requiring the right tools and an understanding of how to make food decisions that your future self will thank you for. For me, consistency outweighs short term perfection. When it comes to nutrition, there’s no one size fits all approach and tailoring your nutrition to your lifestyle and training is our priority.