MORE ABOUT AMANDA

After graduating as a Clinical Dietitian and with a BSc in Physiology and Genetics from the University of Pretoria, she worked in community service in a small town hospital in Mpumalanga, where she realised how much she loved working with children.

She then moved to Cape Town to intern and work under the awesome Kath Megaw for 5 years. Currently, Amanda continues to collaborate with Kath in clinical work and projects, and also partners with lovely dietitian Natasha MacDonald.

Amanda’s area of expertise lies in ketogenic therapies for neurological disorders, and has travelled through Africa training medical teams on implementation of these diets. She has a special place in her heart for premies, cardiac defects, neurological disorders, feeding disorders and tactile defensiveness.

 

Amanda loves working with teenagers and is passionate about eating disorder prevention and treatment. Amanda is a proponent of Health at Every Size (HAES) and is dedicated to supporting children and teenagers to achieve well-being and positive body image, rather than weight control. She believes that intuitive and mindful eating are the keys to long term health, rather than diets and meal plans.

Amanda holds talks and workshops throughout Cape Town, and has presented at conferences and seminars on paediatric nutrition and the ketogenic diet. She writes articles for childcare magazines and websites, and has worked with Kath Megaw on the scientific research of her low carb book range. She sits on the advisory board for Nutripaeds.

Amanda loves yoga, running, and hiking with her hubby, as well as making a mess of craft projects in her spare time.

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Ketogenic therapies for epilepsy and other neurological disorders

  • Eating disorder management and prevention

  • Picky eating and tactile defensiveness

  • Malnutrition and growth faltering

  • Cardiac defects and other congenital disorders

  • Surgery and critical illness

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Gastrostomies and tracheotomies

  • ADHD

  • Autism spectrum

  • Intuitive eating

  • Health At Every Size

  • Allergies

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Constipation

  • Malabsorption/diarrhoea

  • Iron deficiency

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