ABOUT

Maria van der Merwe

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

I hold a Bachelors’ degree in Dietetics, a Masters’ degree in Nutritional Sciences (cum laude) and a Yale-accredited certification in Advanced Health Programme Management.

My professional career spans more than two decades, with experience in both the private and public health sectors.  I started my career in a rural public hospital in 1997 and have gained progressive work experience up to the provincial nutrition programme management level. In this position, I was responsible for the management of several nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions – from policy development and planning to monitoring and evaluation. 

Over the past twenty five years I have served and continue to serve on executive and management committees of various professional associations. At the end of 2018, I started my journey as independent public health and nutrition consultant, with priority focus on health policy and system research as well as providing technical support towards nutrition education and policy development. Our private practice in White River, Mpumalanga, allows me to share my nutrition expertise with individuals, apply evidence-based recommendations in a real-world environment.

Kylie Mather

Registered Dietitian

Kylie completed her Bachelors’ Degree in Dietetics at the University of the Western Cape and started her career in a rural public hospital where she headed up the Dietetics Department and managed nutrition services at surrounding clinics.

Her special interests include Gut Health (she completed a course in the nutritional management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Mental Health and Sports Nutrition.

Kylie’s mission is to follow evidence-based nutrition while providing practical guidelines that enable you and your family to live a healthy sustainable lifestyle.

Hanna Kruger

Registered Dietitian and Lactation Consultant.

I completed my Bachelors’ degree in Dietetics at the University of Pretoria and worked in a tertiary hospital in the public sector for three years before I traded the big city for life in the beautiful and serene area of White River. 

My special interests include working with breastfeeding mothers and infants. I believe that good nutrition from the start of life is the best stepping stone towards a healthy life. This is why I am currently doing a post-graduate course on breastfeeding to become a South African Certified Lactation Consultant.

I am registered as a dietitian with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and am the Continuing Professional Development portfolio holder for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, Mpumalanga branch.

Our private practice enables me to support and equip you to reach your goals, ensuring a healthy life for you and your family based on sound and evidence-based information.