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Is your Adolescent Athlete getting enough Iron?

Symmetry Physio - Thursday, July 20, 2017

This week we will look into Iron, which is one of the multiple key micro nutrients necessary for all athletes but certainly imperative for an active adolescent athlete!

A great resource our Sports Dietitian Jessica Rothwell has shared with us is from Sports Dietitian Australia. Check out their IRON fact sheet and learn about the importance of iron, its role within the body & signs of deficiency.


If you are concerned about your iron intake or that of your adolescent we recommend speaking with your local GP or an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Now, for those fussy teenagers - try this mouth watering recipe from our Sports Dietitian Jessica Rothwell. 

Homemade Hamburgers

  • 1 x whole grain soft roll
  • 1 x slice of cheese
  • 1 x large field mushroom (grilled with some olive oil)
  • 1 x small beef or kangaroo pattie

Add favourite salad/vegetable ingredients: grated fresh beetroot, carrot, mixed greens...your choice!

Condiments to add flavour: Dukkah, pineapple & chutney/relish.

Good wholesome tucker that should keep you satisfied for hours without the added KJ's of other party foods or bought burgers - this is what mine looked like this evening!

TIP: Don't put the grated beetroot on the bottom of the burger - tres soggy!!

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