Hello, my name is Drew Trott. I am an Associate Nutritionist from Sydney, Australia and the owner of Plant Sourced Nutrition.
For the better part of my twenties I was a full-time university student - first dipping my toes into a Conservation Biology degree before transferring to Nutritional Science after discovering my true passion to promote health, nutrition and wellness through a plant-based diet and lifestyle.
For three years, I focused on consuming all aspects of nutrition science, in particular, the long-term health benefits provided from plant foods and their unique components. Then in 2015, I finally earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wollongong and chose to spend a further year testing the waters as a nutrition researcher. At the end of 2016, after months of sleepless nights and endless cups of coffee, I completed my thesis and received my honours degree after researching how different growing conditions can affect the amount of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in a cultivated species of native Australian green seaweed (i.e. to determine the viability of a more sustainable alternative to fish oil).
Since leaving university I have been working on building my consultation business, Plant Sourced Nutrition, and online presence as a nutrition science communicator - seeking to create original and easily digestible content in the form of recipes, blog posts, podcasts and videos. My love for animals and the path that led me to a plant-based lifestyle began in high school - largely influenced by artists that I admired who advocated for a more compassionate and conscious lifestyle. After connecting all the dots for myself and toying with the idea (not to mention a few failed attempts), I dove in headfirst and have never looked back.
I discovered that adapting to a plant-based diet was completely intuitive to me and actually allowed a certain degree of creativity when it came to mealtime. For me, this is really where my love for food and health began, making the transition to focus on nutrition full-time an incredibly easy decision. Apart from always thinking about food, I still love and am constantly intrigued by the world of research and religiously search journal articles for the latest findings in nutrition science. I also have a deep fascination for all things to do with sci-fi and tech, and can often be caught daydreaming about the future of food and civilisation. My non-science related hobbies include listening to podcasts and music as well as spending my free time as a creative hobbyist in the world of photography, video and graphic design.