The Innisfail sports community can find out the benefits of good nutrition and hydration at the Bligh Government’s free Sports Nutrition workshop on Monday 14 November.

State Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the workshop will be beneficial for athletes, coaches, clubs, and parents.

“It will provide tips on training diets and hydration strategies to help the local community strive for the best in the sporting area,” Mr Pitt said.

“The workshop will feature presentations, case studies, and tips on deciphering food labels and identifying athletes at risk of nutrition-related conditions.

“It’s also a great opportunity for participants to share ideas and talk about sport specific nutrition.”

The three-hour Sports Nutrition workshop will cover:

  • The goals of good nutrition
  • The basics of nutrition
  • Hydration
  • Deciphering food labels
  • Supplements
  • Case studies on the unique nutritional needs of athletes.

Sport Minister Phil Reeves said making healthy food choices is important for all Queenslanders, not just athletes.

“For those that do a lot of physical activity, nutrition can be a key component to success in sport,” Mr Reeves said.

“Under our vision Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland, the Bligh Government is committed to helping Queenslanders become Australia’s healthiest people by reducing obesity levels by one third by 2020.

“This is why we continue to provide support for programs, projects and facilities which help people of all ages participate in sport and active recreation.

“Developing sport at the grassroots right up to the elite level heightens our chances of hosting events, and reinforces our reputation as the Champions State and the Events State as well.

“We’ve made the tough economic decisions to ensure we can continue to support local sport and recreation.”

The Innisfail Sports Nutrition workshop will be held:

6pm – 9pm, Monday 14 November
Innisfail Shire Hall, 70 Rankin Street
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Bookings are essential.

Register online at or to obtain more information, contact (07) 4091 9230 or 4036 5434 or email by 5pm Thursday, 10 November 2011.