Younger people want it. Athletes flex it. And older people lose too much of it. It’s called ‘muscle’ and it's a hot topic with new reseach in sports, fitness, type 2 diabetes and the aging population.

Protein supplements are promoted as a sure-fire way to gain lean muscle. So, are supplements just for athletes or should we all be taking these to optimise protein intake?

This third dynamic #FadOrFuture? online event will fast-track your knowledge and know-how about muscle, protein and supplementation.


How much protein do you need to maintain or gain muscle?

Can you get enough protein from your diet?

How effective are protein supplements for muscle growth or preventing sarcopenia?

What is the latest on protein type and timing?

Are protein supplements safe?

What ingredients should you look for or avoid in a protein bar or shake?


Whether you are a dietitian, nutritionist, fitness professional, athlete or body builder, this event will help you find the facts and perspective in between the opinions and debate.

The recorded webinar package is included in your ticket, in case you can’t make it live.

Key protein update


SmartShape Director

Senior Lecturer

University of Stirling

Adv Sports Dietitian

President SDA

Matt O'Neill

Oliver Witard

Simone Austin

Protein supplements – Fad or Future? (20 minutes)

by Matt O’Neill

  • Aging, sarcopenia and muscle for metabolic health
  • How much protein do we really eat?
  • The claims about protein supplements


Protein for muscle growth - A research update (40 minutes)

by Dr Oliver Witard, PhD

  • Status update on protein and muscle research
  • Optimum protein level, type and timing
  • Targets for strength, size and endurance goals
  • The future of protein supplementation


Protein in practice - Designing optimised diets (40 minutes)

by Simone Austin

  • Eating strategies and foods for muscle growth
  • Shopping for the right protein supplement
  • Tracking progress and tweaking protein intake
  • Client case studies – bulking and weight loss

Speaker Q&A (20 minutes)

  • Matt, Oliver and Simone will answer additional questions and discuss protein feeding and supplementation topics that are posted by webinar attendees and appear on social media.

Hot topic sessions

Matt O’Neill

BSpSc, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD

Director, SmartShape Centre for Weight Management


Matt is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, passionate about evidence-based nutrition advice that evokes change and delivers outcomes for clients. He is Founder of the SmartShape Centre for Weight Management, where he specialises in inspiring training, resources and business support for health professionals.

Matt has presented seminars, keynotes and workshops around the world. With SmartShape’s #FadOrFuture? events, he shares his curiosity for the truth about controversial topics in nutrition.

Matt has been the nutritionist for the Australian Consumers’ Association, weight loss coach for Men’s Health Magazine (Australia), sports dietitian for the Sydney City Roosters and a TV regular providing nutrition and dietary advice for over 20 years. His own weight management program, Metabolic Jumpstart has attracted over 24,000 participants and over 75 official partners..

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Dr Oliver Witard

MSc (Ex Phys), PhD, AFHEA
Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling


Oliver is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Stirling, Scotland and board member of the Nutrition Society.

Oliver’s research focus is protein nutrition for maximising muscle adaptation to exercise training. His publications focus on establishing the optimal dose, source and timing of dietary protein for maximising gains in muscle mass, function and performance in young and older adult populations.

He  has delivered several invited talks on protein nutrition at international symposiums, including the Gatorade Sport Science Institute pre ACSM conference in Boston, USA, Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) meeting at Murrayfield stadium and the recent BASES conference in Nottingham.

Oliver also provides nutrition consultancy for Scottish Ballet and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Learn more about Oliver at University of Stirling

Simone Austin

BSc, MND, APD, Adv Sports Dietitian
President, Sports Dietitians Australia

Simone is a passionate Advanced Sports Dietitian with over 22 years experience. She has assisted Hawthorn Football Club in winning and celebrating three premierships, completing her 9th season. 

She has previously worked with many other elite men’s sporting teams, including the Australian Men’s Cricket Team through their very successful period of winning World Cups and Ashes (7 years), Melbourne City A League, Western Bulldogs AFL, Melbourne Storm Rugby League and the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union club. She consults privately to the general public and other elite and sub elite athletes.

She is the president of Sports Dietitians Australia and a media spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia, regularly being featured on radio, television and in print newspaper, magazine and on line articles.

Simone works at Swisse Wellness part time having assisted with the development of the sports nutrition range and has an interest in the regulations around nutrition products. Simone enjoys providing practical nutrition advice that turns the science of nutrition into achievable and tasty eating strategies.  

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