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Healthy Eating For
Presented by: Feng-Yuan Liu
Clinical and Sports Dietitian
Energy for the brain
Energy for the body
Muscle recovery after exercise
Assists with muscle growth
Structural component of cells
• Building blocks for muscles
• Recovery of muscles after exercise
• Structural component of cells
Energy source for the body
Helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins
Helps with hormone production
Structural component of cells
• Used in keeping a healthy metabolism
• Keeps the body functioning properly:
– Helps to carry more oxygen around the
– Keeps our bones strong and healthy
CASE #1 - Cassie
16yr old female
Year 12, doing VCE
Swimming at the national level
Training twice a day, 4-5 days a week
Hates brussel sprouts
Wants to look fit (not skinnier!)
CASE #2 - Marco
•18 yr old male
•Year 12, also doing VCE … (he repeated twice)
•Swimming at the national level – aiming for selection
for the Australian Olympic Swim Team
•Training twice a day, 6 days a week
•Wants to gain lean muscle mass
•“…I eat more than all my friends but I still look like a
bean stalk!”