The Dietician's Job

the dieticians job
If you ask people what a dietician does, I am willing to bet that 95% will tell you that we are all about weight loss. To tell the truth, in private practice, weight loss is our bread and butter. But there is so much more we can do.

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Pack the Perfect Lunchbox

Pack the perfect

Let's do lunch! For most of us, that is not something we say all that often, except maybe on weekends. But we all need to eat lunch everyday. Which means that we need to have a plan and lunch foods available in the kitchen.

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Make the most of your Vitality Nutrition Consultation

Make the most of your

Good nutrition is the foundation of human health. With this in mind, the role of the dietician in helping you maintain your health, or achieving health, cannot be underestimated. We are, after all, experts in diet and nutrition.

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Eating for Immunity

Eating for

The 1st of December every year is World AIDS Day. It is a time for us to look at ourselves and examine our behaviours and our perceptions around HIV and AIDS.
Do we really know enough about HIV?
Do we ever talk about HIV?
Do we accept people who are HIV positive?
Do we treat them the same way we treat everyone else?
Are we still scared of HIV?
Do we know how to manage it?

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Manage Your Diabetes on Holiday

ManageYour Diabeteson Holiday

This month is all about diabetes. It is Diabetes Awareness Month, with today, Wednesday 14 November being World Diabetes Day. With diet being an essential component of diabetes management it would be a crime for me not to add my 2 cents worth to the conversation.

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Food label cheat sheet

Cheat Sheet copy

I am a food label reader. I like to know what and how much is in the food I am eating. I am sure that most people want to know what they are eating, but when faced with the information on a food label, their brain flies into a spin, trying to understand the information presented there.

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Wellness Day Dietician

WellnessDay

The last quarter of the year is very busy for those of us involved in corporate wellness days. If you follow me on
Facebook or LinkedIn you will have seen that I have been out of my cozy little home office, working in big corporate offices all over Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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Benefits of eating breakfast

6 Benefits

  • Do you eat breakfast?
  • Do you eat eggs?
  • Do you prefer cereal?
  • Or do you eat leftovers from supper?


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Breakfast

Breakfast

Wow! It is October again!
That means it is National Nutrition Week. This year it has been decided that the theme for National Nutrition Week and National Obesity Week will be the same. Since these weeks run consecutively over the next 2 weeks, it makes perfect sense to combine them. So, what it is the theme?

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Cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and... potatoes

Love your heart-3

This week is the last week of Heart Month, with World Heart Day on the 29th of September. The number of people worldwide who die daily from heart attacks and strokes is alarmingly high. The sad thing is that most of these deaths can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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