About

Hester Odendaal

I am a registered dietitian and graduated at the University of the Free State with BSc in Dietetics (Cum Laude). I completed the Advanced Course in Diabetes Care for Health Professionals. I am an EatFit (Eat For Intestinal Tolerance) accredited dietitian who is able to assist with the management of IBS through the low FODMAP diet.

My primary interests are diabetes self-care management, weight management, eating disorders, gastro-intestinal diseases and critical care nutrition. I remind myself and my patients that it is a lifestyle and not a diet. Over-indulging at a wedding or party is part of life and happens. As long as one returns the next day to your healthy routine.

I am a wife and a mother of three beautiful boys. My family is my wealth and I spend as much time with them as possible. I enjoy outdoor activities like camping and running. I am thankful for happiness and blessings in my life. I live life to the fullest. I love food and enjoy preparing delicious and healthy food. I love consulting with my patients, it is a wonderful privilege to be part of the multi-disciplinary team.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr

Amélia Bosch

I am a warm person who works as a clinical dietician specialising in cardiothoracic, oncology and psychiatry patients. I care very deeply for my patients, while ensuring that they receive optimal medical nutritional therapy as both inpatients and outpatients. I have a keen interest in medical research.

Qualifications

  • MSc Dietetics (UFS)
  • Registered with HPCSA and ADSA
  • Nestlé OPTIFAST registered
  • Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) registered

I am from the Boland in the Western Cape, and enjoy good quality wine and intelligent conversation. I love being out in nature:
anything to do with the ocean, dogs, trail running, mountains and family. I play piano, enjoy writing, art and theatre.

Michelle Steyn

I am a registered dietitian, happy and thankful for my degree and passionate about nutrition therapy and the value it can add to people’s lives.

I completed my degree in 2012 at the North West University Potchefstroom. I then completed my Community Service Dietitian year at National District Hospital, several clinics and a childcare hospice in Bloemfontein.

Since then I have worked as a private practitioner and CDE (Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology) dietitian. Currently I am also a diabetes educator for Guidepost and Sanofi. My main areas of interest are diabetes self-management education, weight loss, insulin resistance and lifestyle related disease educations.

Apart from being a dietitian I love being with my husband and two girls. I also enjoy cooking and tasting new recipes, dancing, exercising, and going on holidays.

Claudia Scholtz

I have always known that I wanted to be in the medical field, and together with my love for food and cooking, this made being a dietician the ideal profession for me. I studied dietetics at The University of The Free State and graduated in 2018. In 2019 I completed my community service year at Botshabelo District Hospital. I have done a course on DNAlysis (DNA testing for personalised nutrition and lifestyle choices), as well as Optifast (a medically-supervised weight loss program).

My main interests include improving lifestyle, such as weight loss and chronic lifestyle diseases. Critical care nutrition is also something I enjoy, as nutrition has a tremendous impact during this acute phase.

I firmly believe in “everything in moderation” and I try to live as much
of a balanced life as possible, which includes exercise, healthy foods, family and possibly too much coffee.

“Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.” – Katherine Henson