Infuse Issue 13 May 2021 - Page 10

I have a lot of characters on it ... Obviously throughout life , people get on to my train , they get off at various times , they might come back on ... but it ’ s the people coming in and out of your life that you learn from - many of them with expertise in other fields like marketing , research , business , finance … and they can all have a significant influence on your career .” Karen also credits the numerous dietitians hopping on and off her ' train ' throughout her career for helping her become the dietitian she is today . " I ' ve worked with many wonderful dietitians throughout my career who have inspired me and helped my dreams become a reality ."
Karen ’ s latest project is Dineamic – a ready-made meal company that initially focused on providing elite athletes with delicious , tasty food to improve their performance . “ It started in concept form , preparing the athletes for the Sydney 2000 Olympics … now it ' s really grown enormously , and I find it quite exciting .” A collaboration between herself , a chef and an elite footballer , Dineamic now offers main meals for one and two people , sides , soups , salads and even a fruit and veggie box – suitable not only for sportspeople , but the everyday Australian , too .
Top : Image courtesy of Karen Inge Above : Image courtesy of @ dineamicfood
Looking back on Karen ’ s stellar career , it ’ s easy to understand why she can ’ t pinpoint just one career highlight – as a whole , waking up each day and being excited by what she was doing is what really lit the fire in her belly . Along the way , Karen has picked up a lot of important learnings , but perhaps one of her most profound messages is this : “ I always say to young dietitians , don ' t be in a rush … just take your time and build a strong foundation … be flexible , not too rigid in your planning … don ' t be scared , be courageous … you have chosen the right profession … This is the most exciting time for dietitians .”
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