Ien Hellmans, BDietetics, MSc

Registrations: Regd Nutritionist, trained dietitian (but not currently
registered)

Ien was a private practice dietitian and sports nutritionist at Sportsmed from 1990 when it opened, until 2002 when she took up a lecturing position in Sports Nutrition at the University of Otago, Dunedin. During that time she was
also nutritionist for the NZ Triathlon Team. She was the NZ Olympic Team Dietitian for the Athens Olympic Games and have been lead nutritionist for NZ Swimming, Bike, Triathlon and the Silver Ferns. From 2011 she has been working at High Performance Sport NZ as acting lead for the nutrition team and as lead nutritionist for the NZ Triathlon Team. She is currently working with several Rio Olympic bound athletes. She has competed in several Coast to Coasts and other multi-sport events and am a keen mountain biker and swimmer.

He special interest areas are endurance sport, women’s nutrition for sport and through the life-cycle and gut issues in athletes.

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