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.
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 two 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
I obtained my BSc in Dietetics from the University of the Free State (UFS). I am a part time lecturer at the UFS where I teach Nutrition. I enjoy research and am currently busy with my MSc in Dietetics. I am committed to advancing the field of nutrition and serve as a committee member on the Free State ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa) branch.
I enjoy working with a wide range of patients but I have a special interest in critical care nutrition, heart disease, renal nutrition, pregnancy and lactation, and lifestyle diseases.
I’ve always been passionate about helping people and now I’m fortunate enough to do this as part of my job. I’m married to a wonderful man and we have a super-energetic toddler. I cherish spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include reading, running and baking. I fell in love with nutrition during high school and I’ve never looked back.
“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.” – Roy T Bennet