Lauren James has been a dietitian for over 15 years, working in both clinical dietetics and sports nutrition. She started work in Private Practice and in Hospitals and Nursing Homes. She later took on work in a psychology practice to further her knowledge of the psychological impact of food and nutrition. Lauren joined Eat Smart Nutrition Consultants in 2005 to further her passion for sports nutrition and private practice.
Lauren consults on all general dietetic issues such as weight loss or gain, diabetes, cholesterol and lifestyle modification. She specialises in sports nutrition, gastrointestinal disorders and eating disorder patients.
Lauren currently consults to the Australian Institute of Sport as the Sports Dietitian for Squash, is a nutrition service provider for the QLD Academy of Sport Golf and Athletics programs, consults to the Brisbane Broncos Under 20’s and Elite Player Development program and is the Sports Dietitian for the Women’s Roar Football squad. Within Eat Smart Lauren facilitates the Eat Smart in Schools program for Adolescent Athletes. The program started in 2006 to assist junior athletes to excel in their chosen sport. We have combined our knowledge and skills in elite athletes for use in the junior athlete. It is an exciting project and Lauren thoroughly enjoys consulting to school Rugby, Rowing, Soccer, Golf, Dance, Tennis, Volleyball and Netball squads.
Lauren is a regular presenter to corporate groups, athletes, coaches and the general public on a variety of nutrition topics. Lauren enjoys making presentations interactive and fun to ensure all participants go home learning something useful!
On a personal note, Lauren likes to keep active by running and going to the gym as well as doing Pilates and yoga! In fact, the more variety the better! Exercise is essential for Lauren to relax, recharge and de-stress.
Lauren loves to travel and particularly enjoys cuisines from other countries. She has a passion for all things food, wine and cooking – hence her career choice!
LAUREN’s Speciality Practice Areas:
Clinical- Gastrointestinal health including IBS, constipation, bowel surgery, inflammatory bowel diseases; Eating Disorders and Mental Health.
Sports- Female individual and team sport athletes; Water Polo, hockey, Football and Aesthetic sports such as Gymnastics, dance; Athletes with disordered eating.