As a dietitian, it is nutrition education and health promotion that occupy the largest space of my heart for dietetics. I strongly believe that healthy eating and optimal nutrient intake is an investment for long term quality of life. Nutrition plays a vital role in both the prevention and management of disease and therefore deserves more that just a little investigation. My hope is that this website will supply you with evidence based, practical advice for achieving good nutrition with minimum fuss.
My special interest within the diverse field of dietetics lies in the reduction of childhood and teen obesity. The reason is simple. Childhood health is related to adulthood health and can and should be positively manipulated for an optimal health outcome later in life. Childhood obesity has been described by the World Health Organisation as “one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century”. I strongly believe that a child’s health cannot be addressed without assessing the health of the family and therefore family counseling and dietary modification is the most effective approach to combating childhood obesity.
My favourite nutrition news is that research has revealed the first 1000 days of a child’s life to have the greatest influence on eating behaviour and health later in life. This makes the first two years of life a nutritional opportunity well worth optimizing. Read my ebook Serving Potential on a Plate for more information on optimal complementary feeding practices for the prevention of childhood obesity and adulthood disease such as diabetes.
Individual Nutrition Assessment and Counseling for:
- Childhood Obesity & Family Diet
- Pregnancy & Early Childhood Nutrition
- Diabetes Management (Type 1 & 2)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Management
- Weight Loss
- Discovery Vitality Assessments
- Menu & Recipe Design (schools, old age homes, tuckshops, office cantenes)
- Media writing
- Pamphlet and poster design for nutrition education
Healthy eating can be enjoyable, especially when you know how! Follow me on social media for quick tips, recipes and more…