Iron for Women and Adolecents
Kathryn is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian with experience working in the clinical, community and academic settings. She has undergraduate degrees in Physical Education and Science (Human Nutrition). Her Masters research used stable isotopes to measure iron absorption, while her PhD investigated causes, consequences and solutions to iron deficiency in young women. She is currently involved in research projects investigating the iron status of female adolescent ballet dancers, and
female military recruits. Kathryn supervises several Masters research projects covering a variety of nutrition related topics. She has a special interest in sports nutrition and is currently dietitian for the Massey University Academy of Sport athletes, as well as paper co-ordinator of two sports nutrition papers. In her presentation, Kathryn addresses who is at risk of low iron status, the prevalence of iron deficiency in developed and developing countries including New Zealand with a focus on women and adolescents. She also looks at the risk factors for iron deficiency, both dietary and non-dietary and the solutions to iron deficiency with an example of an intervention she has researched.