Dr Ben Desbrow is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Associate Professor at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Ben worked as hospital-based clinical dietitian for a decade before being awarded the first Nestlé Fellowship in Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute in Sport in 1999. Subsequently, he completed a PhD in sports nutrition in 2008. Ben’s current research program spans topics in both sports and clinical nutrition. Ben has been lead author for two significant position statements on nutrition advice to young athletes; the Sports Dietitians Australia Position Statement on Nutrition for Adolescent Athletes and the IAAF Statement on Nutrition for special populations: young, female, and Masters athletes.