ADSA Spokespersons

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Name Twitter Handle Areas of Expertise

Alex Royal (CT)
@AlexRoyalDiet Chronic disease (cholesterol, weight loss, insulin resistance etc), sports nutrition.Done quite a lot of research in LCHF even though it is a very contentious issue. Strong interest in clinical nutrition (mainly surgical and ICU work).

Brigitte Leclercq (CT)
@bleclercq27 Renal, sport and wellness nutrition therapy

Cath Day (CT)
@DieteticscathD Healthy Weight Management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Thyroid and Rheumatic Diseases, Heart Health (high cholesterol,high blood pressure etc.), Pregnancy Nutrition, breastfeeding (lactation) counselling/ support and infant nutrition

Catherine Pereira (JHB)
@KatiePNutrition Infant/young child, public health, community nutrition, government, nutrition & HIV/TB, Nutrition & Human rights

Cheryl Meyer (JHB)
@CherylDietitian Childhood nutrition, Healthy cooking, Gastrointestinal health, Weight management, FODMAPs, General wellness & disease prevention, nutritional management of diseases of lifestyle, nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.

Claire Julsing-Strydom (JHB)

Faaizah Laher (JHB)
@FAsmalRD Metabolic syndrome

Hlanzeka Mpanza (DRBN)
@hlanzeka_mp Gastrointestinal Nutrition, Type2, gestational & paediatric diabetes, allergies, weight management, nephrology

Jade Seeliger (JHB)

Kelly Schreuder (CT)

Keri Strachan (DRBN)
@KeriDietitian Sports nutrition, low carb high fat (LCHF), and more general areas such as diabetes, heart disease

Kezia Kent (JHB)
@KezDietitian Weight loss, weight management, fad diets, nutritional management of diseases of lifestyle, women's health
Lerato Radebe (JHB)    

Lila Bruk (JHB)
@LilaDietician Adult and Child weight management (weight loss, gain and maintenance), Diabetes, High cholesterol, High blood pressure/ hypertension, Heart Disease, Gastrointestinal disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, spastic colon, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease, Sports Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Emotional eating, Pregnancy and Lactation, Food allergies, Adolescent and pre-adolescent body image, Post-operative nutrition, Body composition analysis

Linda Drummond (JHB)
@DietitianLindaD Women's health

Lisanne du Plessis (CT)
  Public Health Nutrition, Maternal Health & Nutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding (The first 1000 days of life), strong focus on breastfeeding, health and nutrition education, promotion, intervention and advocacy

Maryke Bronkhorst (JHB)
@MB_DietitianSA Diseases of lifestyle, fertitlity, autism, sport, weight management, lifestyle diseases, endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Eating disorders

Monique Piderit (JHB)
@MoniquePiderit Sports Nutrition, Nutritional Management of diseases of the gut, i.e. IBS, gluten & wheat intolerances etc, corporate wellness.

Mpho Tshukudu (JHB)

Nathlie Mat (JHB)
@natmat Non-communicable diseases of lifestyle; women's health; healthy food preparation and general healthy eating, interpreting new studies for the lay public and commenting on the applicability to the South African setting

Nasreen Jaffer (CT)
  Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Nazeeia Sayed (DRBN)    

Pontsho Malibe (JHB)
  Nutrition in Early childhood centres, Obesity related issues, healthy eating (in various settings), Food and nutrition security.

Ria Catsicas (JHB)
@RiaDietician Diabetes

Thembekile Dlamini (BLOEM)
  Childhood nutrition, public sector, government

Tirsa Bezuidenhout (EL)
  Chronic conditions of lifestyle, managing chronic illness (TB/HIV), education & empowerment around nutritional choices
Vanessa Clarke (DRBN) @clarkedietitian  

Xoli Dube (JHB)
@xdube Weight management

Zelda Ackerman (PTA)
@Family1stnutri infant, toddler, kids & family nutrition, pregnancy and breastfeeding