Meet the Dietitian: Community Service Series

  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service edition (11/11/2019) - By Marlize Erasmus Every 4th-year Dietetics student experience feelings of stress, anxiety and excitement when making the decision of where to do their community service year. I googled every hospital on the list, trying to figure out where to go. I got my first choice (believe it or not) – a rural hospital (Connie Vorster … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community Service Series (4/17/2019) - Challenge… Accepted! By Liezel Engelbrecht I am probably not your typical community service dietitian: I am 37 years old. At 32, after nearly a decade in the media industry, I gave up my career as a content editor in order to pursue a new goal: to make a contribution in the field of preventative healthcare. … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service series (5/13/2019) - “The best decision I’ve made in my life…” By Bonnie Evert “TPN? Food in arteries?” These were my thoughts, as a very inexperienced 17- year- old girl, when the Registered Dietitian (RD), who was assisting a very close family member of mine in the ICU, explained what all the little bags hanging above the bed … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service series (5/30/2019) - An unforgettable community service experience in the ‘forgotten province’… By Inarie Jacobs Health should not be taken for granted – a lesson I learned as a child whilst being very ill due to my poor lifestyle and dietary habits. After this experience, I decided to study dietetics at the North-West University of Potchefstroom to share … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community Service series (7/22/2019) - Meet Community Service Dietitian, Iman Gierdien! She is passionate about forming relationships with patients, remembering faces and seeing the impact she is making on, not only the patients, but on their families too.
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service series (8/19/2019) - “DIETITIANS ARE ADAPTABLE!”   By Yuri Bhaga   I am a community service dietitian currently working at a hospital in Witbank, which places me very far from where I got my dietetics training at UCT . But a lot closer to home in Pretoria where I completed my BSc degree 3 years ago. When I … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service series (8/19/2019) - Read more about her love-at-first-sight story with Dietetics. By Rhodene Oberholzer A little over seven months ago I moved into a tiny apartment in Johannesburg, nervous about starting my community service year at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Suddenly, I felt as if I forgot everything I learned in my four years studying at the … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service series (9/16/2019) - Take the journey! By Colette Dreyer   Are you ready for your journey in Dietetics? My journey started from a young age having a passion for delicious food and a healthy, active lifestyle. Cycling competitively made me realise that proper nutrition was essential to sustain performance.  I realised how big the impact of food is … Read More
  • Meet the Dietitian: Community service series (10/14/2019) - Dietetics might have been my plan B, but it turned out to be the (B)est plan yet!   By Carmyn Gast   Nutrition has been known to play a key part in good health since the time of ancient Greeks, with Hippocrates famously writing “Let thy food be thy medicine, thy medicine be thy food” … Read More