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.
Lucy loves helping people to achieve their optimal physical and mental health through her work as a dietitian and lactation consultant. Her holistic approach aims to create strategies that are practical, personalised and that enhance the quality of life of her clients.
After completing an undergraduate degree in Physiology and Psychology at the University of Cape Town in 2007, Lucy went on to do her BSc in Medicine (Honours) in Nutrition and Dietetics, also at UCT. Following this, she completed her Community Service year at Kimberley Hospital in the Northern Cape, where she obtained experience in many diverse areas of clinical dietetics, both in paediatric and adult nutrition. On returning to Cape Town, Lucy worked at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa, where she enjoyed working in health promotion and awareness in innovative ways, corporate programmes, projects, training and research. She also featured in numerous radio and television interviews, and has contributed to many magazine and newspaper articles.
Lucy has recently qualified as a South African Certified Lactation Consultant through the University of Witswatersrand, and her latest work experience includes working in the lactation field at Mowbray Maternity Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital Neonatal High Care and Intensive Care Units. She is passionate about assisting new mothers and their babies in their infant feeding journeys, and loves to be able to support families in meeting their breastfeeding goals.
Lucy is registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa and the Association for Dietetics in South Africa. Fees can therefore be claimed back from medical aids.
Lucy is committed to the continued development of her skills and knowledge, and enjoys keeping up to date with developments in the fields of nutrition and dietetics and lactation.
In her spare time, Lucy loves spending time with her favourite people: her husband Josh and little girls Ally and Sam, accompanied by their busy little Jack Russel, Tikki. She loves running, spending time in nature, reading and crochet.