Emily loves her work as a dietitian because she is passionate about helping people restore a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. She feels privileged to have a job that allows her to make a positive difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. Emily believes that ‘you are what you eat’, so as you change your diet, you can change your life too.
Emily’s experience and credentials
After completing a B.Sc. in Dietetics through Stellenbosch University in 2009, Emily worked as a dietitian at a hospital in the Eastern Cape for her community service year. She returned to Cape Town in 2011 and opened her own private practice in a medical centre in Pinelands, Cape Town.
Alongside her Pinelands practice, Emily also has a practice at the Diabetes Clinic (CDE centre) at Claremont Life Hospital. Emily was selected by Woolworths to be one of their dietitian partners to conduct educational talks and shopping tours for their ‘Making a Difference’ program.
Emily has presented numerous radio talks, has featured on the TV show ‘Doctor’s Orders’ (watch video clip), as well as on the Espresso show. She also frequently contributes to articles in various magazines (read magazine articles).
Emily has completed the necessary training and has been selected to be a Discovery Vitality Partner (see how you can earn Vitality Points with Emily). She also does corporate work, presenting talks and consulting at corporate health days.
Emily is a member of the Association of Dietitians South Africa, and the Health Professionals Council of South Africa. This means that she stays up-to-date with the latest nutrition information. It also means that her consultation fees are claimable from medical aids.
When Emily isn’t having fun helping her clients achieve their health goals she enjoys running; surfing; travelling; being in nature; and most of all spending time with her husband, 3 year old son Noah, family and friends, and of course her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bella.