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About Kirsty Shaw

BNutrDiet (First Class Honours, 2001)

I am a ‘real world’ dietitian; I live in the real world and am aware of the real dilemmas people face when trying to improve their diet or manage their weight. Lack of time is a BIG factor. I offer people real solutions and strategies that fit within the framework of their life.

Bio in Brief

  • Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist of over 15 years

  • University Qualified, BNutrDiet (First Class Honours)

  • Accredited Sports Dietitian

  • Qualified Personal Trainer

  • Level 1, ISAK Qualified Anthropometrist

Favourite areas of practice
  • Sports nutrition

  • Vegetarian diets

  • Weight concern & body composition

Interests, hobbies and pursuits
  • Long course triathlon competitor (Ironman 70.3 World Championship and Ironman Hawaii World Championship qualifier 2014)

  • Endurance running; multiple marathon and ultra marathon finisher

  • Cooking new and unique meals

  • Reading; books, blogs and magazines (triathlon, nutrition, food).

  • Creative writing.

  • Favourite foods: peanut butter, veggie pizza

  • Food dislikes: brussel sprouts that are over cooked and gooey in the middle (eeew!)

  • Worst habit: over thinking things!

  • Happiest when: running along the sand at the beach, or through the trails of Mt Coot-tha.


More Information

Principle Accredited Practising Dietitian at Shaw Nutrition, Kirsty Shaw, has practised in nutrition for over 15 years, graduating from the University of Wollongong as a Dietitian in 2001, with first class honours. Kirsty is also a qualified Personal Trainer with a Certificate III and IV in Fitness Instruction from the former Fitness Institute of Australia (now FIA Fit Nation)

Kirsty has worked in a variety of settings and countries including community nutrition, acute hospitals, universities and specialists clinics, from rural towns in Victoria, to the United Kingdom (Belfast, Norwich and Manchester) and Australia’s largest private hospital in Brisbane. There aren’t too many diets or eating habits that surprise her anymore, and she loves the challenge of working with all types of people.

She has experience in diverse areas such as:

  • Weight Concern

  • Coeliac Disease

  • Heart Disease

  • Enteral Nutrition (PEG, Jejunostomy and Nasogastric feeds)

  • Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes

  • Food intolerances & sensitivities

  • Vegetarian and Vegan diets

  • Cooking classes and demos

  • Liver disease

  • Group education

  • Pre- and post-surgery nutrition

  • Lectures and presentations

  • Gastrointestinal disorders including; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s, Colitis

  • Healthy Eating Advice, including pre-pregnancy

  • Malnutrition and Underweight

  • Menu reviews

  • Sustainable diets