NZ Registered Dietitian, BSc Human Nutrition, Dip Sporting Performance, PG Dip Diet, IOC Dip Sports Nutrition (Distinction)
Dane is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian who has worked extensively with New Zealand’s leading athletes and sporting organisations over the past 10 years. After graduating from Otago University in 2003 Dane worked clinically as a Diabetes Dietitian for the Waitemata DHB before becoming immersed in sports nutrition.
In 2008 he worked abroad in Qatar where he was a sports nutrition specialist at ASPETAR, a world-leading FIFA sports medicine facility. Since returning to New Zealand in 2009 he has worked with The Chiefs rugby team, where he was part of their back to back titles in 2012 & 2013 and has been part of setting up an innovative research program with Otago and Waikato Universities, which drives many of the nutrition and sports medicine interventions the Chief's team use.
During this time Dane has also worked extensively with High Performance Sport New Zealand where he is currently a Senior Performance Nutritionist and the lead provider for the Black Ferns 7's Team and NZ Men’s Hockey Team.
He’s also involved with numerous research projects and is a guest lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Auckland and Otago Universities.
Outside of work, he is a passionate golfer, surfer and lover of all sports when he doesn’t have his hands full looking after his young family.
More info on Dane can be found here: www.danebakernutrition.net