Tom Shand

Tom Shand is the dietitian for Trailblazer Nutrition (online sports nutrition) and Tom Shand Nutrition (clinical dietitetic practise in Whangarei). He is passionate about helping people to use the power of nutrition to achieve their health and performance goals. His nutrition philosophy is that eating well should be simple, practical, and personal. His aim is to help you create a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime.

Tom is a highly qualified in the field of nutrition and performance:

  • New Zealand Registered Dietitian and Bachelor of Science (human nutrition)
  • Postgraduate diploma in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee
  • Australian Institute of Sport, Sports Dietitians course
  • Bachelor of Science (human nutrition) and Bachelor of Physical Education (exercise science) from the University of Otago.

Tom has gained a wide variety of experience during his 8 years working as a dietitian:

  • Pathway to Podium nutritionist
  • Lecturer AUT - Applied Sports Nutrition
  • Diabetes and renal nutrition - Middlemore hospital, South Auckland
  • Children's weight management - East London, UK
  • Stroke rehab - North London, UK
  • Weight management - Horowhenua and Taranaki, NZ.

Trailblazer Nutrition

If you are after a written sports nutrition plan for endurance events, check out what Trailblazer Nutrition offers here. Tom Shand created the nutrition plans and keeps them up to date. You will be in direct contact with Tom when you purchase nutrition plans from Trailblazer Nutrition

Tom Shand Nutrition

Tom runs a private practise in Whangarei. If you would like to see Tom in clinic, give him a call on 0224375477 or email

Clinic Hours

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 9am - 2pm.

Clinic Location

Tui Medical Centre, 425 Maunu Rd, Maunu, Whangarei.

If these times/locations do not suit, he does have some flexibility so give him a call anyway.