Lesson series

Food provision for athletes at Olympic Games

In this course, Fiona Pelly discusses the challenges and solutions of providing safe food options for so many athletes and cultures at major events.

You will learn about:
  The history of food provision
  Designing menus and food labelling
  Servicing athletes and teams
  The challenges and solutions of food provision at major events
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Fiona Pelly

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40 mins

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Fiona Pelly

Professor Fiona Pelly is the Discipline Leader in Nutrition and Dietetics at USC, in Brisbane (Australia). She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, and a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia and Sports Dietitians Australia. Professor Pelly has over 30 years’ experience as a dietitian, including 26 years in the area of sports nutrition with extensive experience in private practice and consultancy to The Wiggles (10 years), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), National Rugby League (NRL) teams, and individual Olympians.

Fiona is internationally recognised for her expertise in food provision at major sporting competition events, and has evaluated the menu and food provision for the Olympic and Commonwealth Games since 2000. She is the current president of the international professional organisation PINES (Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise and Sport).
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