Nutrition guide

Natalie von Bertouch pens Fuel Your Dreams nutritional guide


SINCE mother to Maddie, 2, and Milla, 9, champion netball player Natalie von Bertouch has said she’s worried about the effect of social media on young people.

SINCE mother to Maddie, 2, and Milla, 9, champion netball player Natalie von Bertouch has said she’s worried about the effect of social media on young people.

So she decided to do something about putting pen to paper and publishing her first eBook – Fuel Your Dreams: A Complete Nutrition Guide for Netball Players Ages 9-18.

“The messages around the food are often not correct and all have to do with being ‘skinny’,” says Nat, who represented the Australian Diamonds from 2004 to 2012, said.

“I want to eliminate misinformation from people posting articles who have no qualifications and give girls real information they can trust. Fit, strong and healthy netball players are what this guide is all about.

Also a practicing dietitian, Nat says she remembers being told at age 21 that she needed to get stronger if she was ever to become a Diamond player.

“I went to the gym, worked hard on the court, and most importantly, changed my diet to support my workout and get the results I needed,” she says.

“I want to share this post with other netball players so they too can be the best netball players they can be. There are so many people posting about food and nutrition in an unhealthy way and without knowing the facts – and I think that contributes to the pressure on girls, women and men, of course, to conform to a certain body image.

“We haven’t seen the real effects of this yet, but I’m concerned about the added pressure that this added pressure to be ‘skinny’ is putting on all of us.”

Aimed at netball players ages 9-18, the book has been in the works for two years and is being published online today.

READ: Fuel your dreams at www.natvonbertouch.com


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