WA Institute of Sport dietitian spills the beans
partner won two national events, eats plenty of pasta.
“Two to three hours before sailing I’ll have a sandwich or pasta and then I’ll have protein after,” Featherstone said.
“For dinner I’ll have pasta with protein and sauce.”
Once a month, Featherstone treats himself to his favourite food – a chocolate brownie.
WAIS kayaker Luke Morton sticks to a strict diet of meat and vegetables and trains twice a day, six days a week. Morton is preparing for the Junior Worlds in Romania.
Eaton runs regular group sessions with athletes in the WAIS kitchen that are particularly important before they go away for a competition or training camp.
“Before they travel we brush up on their skills because they often don’t cook much at home and when they’re
away they must fend for themselves,” she said.
“They’re out of their usual environment and it can be difficult overseas because there’s different food available.”
Sailor Rome Featherstone (17), WAIS dietitian Emily Eaton and kayaker Luke Morton (18).