LORNA GARDEN 

Lorna is a dietitian, nutritionist, and sports dietitian with a passion for ‘fit food’ – whole, fresh, sustainably produced food that nourishes, inspires, energises and creates a healthy body and mind.   She loves the effect that good food and an active body has on physical and mental well being, and has enough experience to know that there is no perfect or ideal diet or exercise regime that suits everyone….. we are uniquely individual and so should be our food philosophies and eating habits. 

Lorna has over 25 years’ experience and a special interest in sports nutrition, working with the Australian Cricket Team, Collingwood Football Club, the AFL  & the National Cricket Umpiring Panels, McKinnon & Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centres,  and the Victorian Institute of Sport. She was a founding executive member, and later vice-president of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA), and in 2011  was awarded honorary life membership.  Lorna has authored, co-authored or contributed to a number of books including ‘Footy Food’ (self published), ‘Simply Delicious’, ‘Sweet Sensations’ and ‘The Ultimate Diabetes Cookbook’ (Lothian Books), and ‘Fit Kids’ by Lisa Curry and SDA.

  Lorna has consulted with numerous food companies, was nutrition editor for Runners World and Australian Athlete for 8 years, and edited a regular nutrition column in Woman’s Day for 18 months.  She has worked with many community groups, from children to elite athletes, presented several scientific papers and held many workshops with corporate and sporting groups.   

More recently Lorna created HippyLuxe food (www.hippyluxe.com)  and the HippyLuxe app which helps people find sustainable & healthy cafes & restaurants throughout Australia.

She shares her time between Byron Bay and Noosa Heads, and is an active patrolling member of the Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club and a founding organiser of their Seahorse Nippers program for children with special needs.  

At other times she can be found cooking, eating or surfing!