About Joanne Turner

Joanne Turner is a multi- award winning, dual qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with a double Masters of Science Degree from the University of Wollongong, and over a decade of experience.

Joanne is the director of NuActive Health

A Nutrition, Dietetics and Lifestyle consultancy business based in Sydney, Australia

NuActive Health has consulted to over 10 thousand individual clients, as well as elite sporting teams, corporations, government and non-government organisations, the food industry and the media.

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The Sports Nutritionist

Joanne is one of Sydney’s top sports nutritionists, working with a range of high profile and elite sports people. Joanne is considered an advanced accredited sports dietitian by Sports Dietitians Australia. Using the latest nutrition science, Joanne optimises her athletes’ training and athletic performance. Joanne also gives expert sports nutrition supplement advice to athletes, but believes a good diet is the first requirement of performance nutrition. 

Joanne is currently the head sports dietitian at Golf Australia and has worked in a leading sports nutrition role in NRL for ten years at the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels. Joanne has been head dietitian at NSW cricket Speed Blitz Blues Blues and Breakers, NSW Tennis, NSW Swimming and Australian Women’s Ice Hockey for many years, traveling nationally and internationally with the teams. Joanne also mentors many less experienced sports dietitians across Australia and has recently started some very exciting sports nutrition research which is the first of it’s kind in the world.

Experienced Communicator

Joanne is a true innovator and because of this she has been an invited member of many government, food industry and corporate boards bringing fresh practical ideas, digital and small business knowledge.Joanne is an experienced communicator and public speaker. Joanne is truly an inspirational and motivational person, with a unique ability to adapt her advice to be practical and easy to understand for personal or organisational needs.

20+ years experience

Joanne grew up in front of the camera, with 10 years professional media training, 20 years experience in television, 10 years experience as the head dietitian and exercise physiology consultant on one of the largest health magazines in Australia, Diabetic Living Magazine and many years of experience with weekly radio segments. She has published over a hundred health related articles in various magazines, newspapers and the web. For more information on Joanne's media skills see the media link.

Helping improve the health of the next generation

As a parent to three children, Joanne is very passionate about helping improve the health of the next generation. She has additional training in paediatric nutrition and exercise. She sees many young children and adults at her clinic, consults to schools and is the convenor of the Dietitians Association of Australia’s Paediatric and Maternal health interest group.

Joanne also worked for many years as the consultant dietitian and exercise physiologist to Nickelodeon, helping them make health conscious programs for kids and promote health and nutrition through their Let’s Play initiative. Joanne’s publications in this area include a Pregnancy cookbook (SOLD OUT in book stores – a few signed limited editions available directly), Baby toddler Cookbook (SOLD OUT apologies this book is currently out of print).