Shift Work Nutrition Fundamentals
Healthcare is a 24/7 industry that often requires staff to work outside the normal 9-5 schedule. Shift work, especially night shift can have unwanted effects on the body. These can include alterations in our normal sleep-wake cycle and metabolism, to availability of food or fatigue causing us to make unhealthy food choices.
Audra Starkey is a Clinical Nutritionist, Accredited Trainer, Shift Work Veteran and founder of The Healthy Shift Worker podcast that receives over 2000+ listener downloads each month from around the world. She is also the author of www.healthyshiftworker.com – a website dedicated to helping those who may be struggling to stay healthy whilst working 24/7.
After accepting a voluntary redundancy from Qantas in 2014, Audra went on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science degree majoring in Nutritional Medicine with the sole purpose of giving back to her profession upon graduation.
With a special interest in preventative health, she went on to found The Healthy Shift Worker, a company that provides shift work specific wellness services to individuals, along with corporate wellness programs via her signature Healthy Shift Worker Wellness Seminars.