For Services to Sports Nutrition
Ms Jeni Pearce, past president of PINES, has contributed to sports nutrition for 30 years and is a recognized pioneer and world leader in the field.
Ms Pearce ran her own private clinics for more than 22 years, during which time she was the nutrition representative for the Sports Medicine New Zealand Conference Scientific Committee and other sports nutrition bodies. She has worked pro bono with high performance athletes and teams including for the Olympic and Commonwealth Games since 1985, and as a consultant for international events, teams and athletes and the New Zealand Defense Department. From 2010 to 2012 she was head of performance nutrition for the English Institute of Sport and British Olympic Medical Institute Intensive Rehabilitation Unit and is currently Performance Nutrition Lead at High Performance Sport New Zealand. She has supported the development of sports nutrition diplomas and degree courses at New Zealand universities. She is currently President of the international 'Professionals in nutrition and exercise for sport' and was previously co-chair of the American College of Sports Medicine. Ms Pearce has published papers and books on health and sports nutrition, has been a media commentator on nutrition issues and presented key note addresses at many national and international nutrition and sports medicine conferences.