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STEM Careers | Feed your future, as a food technologist

Brad Baker

Brad Baker

Brad Baker knows an army marches on its stomach.

Australian Special Forces burn 7,000 calories a day—more than 12 hamburgers worth. To meet these requirements, Brad's blending sports science with military nutrition to deliver rations that are quick and easy to eat, durable, packable and tasty.

Brad built his expertise through a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Queensland. He's returned to his island home of Tasmania to work with DST in Scottsdale, an hour east from Launceston. He is now responsible for feeding Australian soldiers at barracks, on the ground and in the air.

Feed your future, with in-flight snacks at Mach 3

As a qualified food technologist, the rations he develops help soldiers maintain their body composition under extremely demanding physical conditions, and help pilots maintain their concentration. This means he does everything from reviewing catering plans, creating snacks to eat at Mach 3 (three times the speed of sound), and making tasty, freeze-dried meals that can be eaten anywhere.


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