Meet the dietitian

  • “I enjoy helping clients design their wellness paths” – Meet dietitian, Mpho Tshukudu (11/20/2015) - Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? My favourite childhood memories are around food. My mother constantly told me about hungry children somewhere in East Africa, and I thought I would work for the World Health Organisation and feed hungry children. When I graduated, I had been exposed to different aspects of dietetics and nutrition … Read More
  • “I love the versatility our profession” (7/4/2016) - We chatted to Registered Dietitian, Monique Piderit who works mostly in the corporate wellness space, to find out why she became a dietitian, what she loves about her work and what the challenges are: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I heard about dietetics for the first time when I was in 2nd year … Read More
  • “I’m fascinated about the effect of food on our health” (9/16/2016) - We chatted to Registered Dietitian, Kelly Schreuder who also has professional culinary experience, to find out why she became a dietitian, what she loves about her work and what the challenges are: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I was very interested in health and the prevention of disease – always reading about nutrition and … Read More
  • “People don’t eat nutrients, they eat food” – Meet The Dietitian (5/22/2015) - Over the next couple of months we will be introducing you to some of the amazing dietitians we work with every day. We are going to find out why they became registered dietitians, what they love about their work, how they cope after a day of nutrition disaster and bad eating choices, and what people … Read More
  • “Sensible, long-term healthy eating is not the sexiest of subjects” – meet dietitian, Hlanzeka Mpanza (6/8/2016) - Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? By accident actually. My father brought a career guidance book home that featured a dietitian when I was in standard 9.  I was fascinated about the idea that everyday food could help with getting the most out of life whether in sports, work, disease and general mental well-being. … Read More
  • “We all make mistakes or have bad days” – meet dietitian, Faaizah Laher (6/22/2016) - Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? Cooking has always been a favourite pastime and being Indian so many of our occasions revolve around food and the kitchen. Helping people through what they eat became an interest when I was in high school and applying for a degree in dietetics seemed like the most natural … Read More
  • ‘Making a contribution to the bigger health picture’ (9/8/2017) - We chatted to Neil Stephen, Chief Dietitian at Addington Hospital in Durban, to find out why he became a dietitian, what he loves about his work and what the challenges are: Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I developed an interest in nutrition when someone at the gym suggested I should see a dietitian to improve … Read More
  • “Improving health through diet therapy” – Meet registered dietitian Astrid Wichmann (7/30/2015) - This week we chat to Astrid Wichmann, Chief Dietitian at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban. Astrid completed her BSc Degree in Dietetics at the University of Stellenbosch, followed by one year community service in Barberton. She stayed in the public sector and her interests are mainly in the field of clinical dietetics. To date … Read More
  • Celebrating Heritage Day with Food! (9/20/2016) - In celebration on Heritage Day (24 September), ADSA member Mpho Tshukudu and food writer Anna Trapido, authors of the wonderful cookbook EAT TING, share one of their many ‘traditional recipes with a modern twist’ with us! EAT TING will make you fall in love with timeless African flavours – while also improving your health and well-being. Lets … Read More
  • Flying the flag for nutrition – Meet Lisanne du Plessis (RD) (8/17/2016) - We chatted to registered dietitian Lisanne du Plessis who is a senior lecturer and the Head of Community Nutrition at Stellenbosch University, to find out why she became a dietitian, what she loves the most about the work she does and what she wishes people would stop saying when they meet a dietitian. Why did … Read More
  • Meet registered dietitian, Thembekile Dlamini (3/13/2017) - We chat to registered dietitian and ADSA spokesperson, Thembekile Dlamini to find out why she became a dietitian and what she loves most about her work. Thembekile works at the Free State Department of Health, is busy doing her PhD in Public Health and has a special interest in paediatric nutrition. Why did you become … Read More
  • Meet the new ADSA President! (8/16/2017) - We chatted to Nicole Lubasinski, the new ADSA President (July 2017 to June 2019), to find out about her plans for ADSA and why she became a dietitian, what she loves about her work and what the challenges are: As the new President, what are you looking foward to achieving? I am looking forward to … Read More
  • Work highlight – “Being able to witness how positively nutrition changes affect clients’ every day lives!” – Meet The Dietitian (6/24/2015) - As part of our ‘Meet the Dietitian’ series, we chatted to Lila Bruk about why she became registered dietitian, what she loves about her work, how she copes after a day of nutrition disaster and bad eating choices, and what people should look out for when choosing a dietitian. Meet Lila Bruk a registered dietitian … Read More