Karina Savage | Dietitian


DIrector, Smartbite Nutrition Consulting

Karina is a specialist Paediatric Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian. Karina has over fifteen years of clinical paediatric experience and is the director of the Smartbite Nutrition team. She currently practices primarily in Sydney (Mosman and Randwick, NSW) seeing infants, children and adolescents and their families. Karina has worked with the Gastroenterology Department at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in researching infant colic and childhood allergy/intolerance.

As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, Karina has extensive experience in nutrition consulting for athletes in a range of sports, has previously been a national board member of Sports Dietitians Australia, and has been the Sports Dietitian for West Adelaide, SANFL. She is currently the Sports Dietitian for Tennis Australia’s Academy in NSW, having previously held this role in the SA Academy.

Her knowledge, sensitivity and practicality enable her to provide sound evidence based advice together with motivation, support and encouragement to patients and their families.  Being a mum herself has enabled Karina to have that first-hand experience that helps her relate easily to the challenges of providing healthy nutrition with enjoyable family meal experiences.  Before Karina moved to Sydney, she established her Smartbite practice with Paediatrics at Burnside and remains closely involved with us through her leadership of Smartbite Nutrition Consulting. Paediatric dietitians Lucilla Taggart and Rachel George work with Karina and consult for Smartbite Nutrition Consulting at Paediatrics at Burnside.