For me, food is more than just fuel. It brings about a sense of pleasure and enjoyment. This is why I strongly believe there is a place for ALL foods in a healthy diet. I chose the path of nutrition and dietetics because of my love for good food, cooking and an innate interest in the human body and how the foods we eat plays such a critical role in how our bodies function and feel.
I completed my Bachelor of Dietetics from the University of Pretoria and began my career at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, where I gained experience in different disease conditions in both adults and children. I worked a lot with type 1 diabetic children and adults, children in the burn unit ICU and wards, as well as surgical patients.
One of my special interests is diabetes, which is why I decided to further my studies and complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes through the University of South Wales.
I truly do ‘practice what I preach’ because what I do is not simply just a job, but a way of life. All of the recipes, tips and advice I share is from both my years of education as well as what I do in my everyday life. I also acknowledge that we all have our own definition of what a healthy lifestyle looks and feels like. I want to be your reliable go to resource for all things food and nutrition, from sharing recipes to providing you with the latest evidence based nutrition knowledge and skills to achieve your nutritional and dietary goals, whatever they may be.