A Dietitian's Path to Advancement: Sports Dietitian MDA Webinar Series


Speaker Abstract

Nutrition in sports is an area that is gaining popularity in our generation of Malaysians, who are becoming more health conscious. Pioneering the field of sports nutrition among dietitians is none other than Tania Lee. Tania is a sports dietitian with more than 9-years experience working with elite athletes, which includes being the lead dietitian for the most successful Olympics for our Malaysian team during Rio 2016. She had worked with various sports teams at the National Sports Institute before further expanding her passion when she co-founded the Sports Nutrition Academy (SNAc) in Malaysia. Her journey as a sports dietitian had been advanturous and demanding, yet fulfilling when she saw the success in the team's performance.

In this webinar, Tania will walk us through her motivation and challenges to expand sports nutrition within the grassroots level athletes and recreationally active population. She will also share what drives her mission to improve the competency of nutrition professionals in Malaysia and the opportunities she has created through SNAc.


Speaker Profile

Ms Tania Lee Xu Yar

Sports Nutrition Academy

Tania Lee Xu Yar is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a certified sports dietitian (CSSD) with more than 9-year experience working with elite athletes. She co-founded the Sports Nutrition Academy (SNAc) in Malaysia and led the establishment of Malaysia’s first sports nutrition online learning platform. She was the sports dietitian for the Malaysian national athletes during the South East Asian Games in Singapore (2015) and Kuala Lumpur (2017), and Rio Olympics 2016 (lead dietitian). She is also guest lecturing at International Medical University, Taipei Medical University, and University Malaya.

Tania graduated from Iowa State University, U.S.A., with a double major in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences; and obtained a MSc in Sports Science at University of Taipei.

Having been a competitive swimmer previously, Tania is passionate in helping individuals to manage and improve health and sports performance through nutrition and active living. She hopes to continue expanding the field of sports nutrition in Malaysia by education and empowerment programmes in SNAc. 

Recorded Webinar