Eating Disorder Treatment

Nutritional therapy to support and manage conditions like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). Focusing on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Weight Management

Aimed at helping people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Involving personalized nutrition guidance, behaviour and lifestyle changes to support sustainable and balanced weight loss, gain or maintenance.

Chronic Conditions

Education and development of personalised dietary plans  to manage conditions like diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease etc. Focusing on optimising nutritional to support health, control symptoms and reduce the risk of complications.

Courses and Guides

Free and paid for courses and digital guides to provide you with new insights, education and meal suggestions. Rehabilitate your metabolism, rewire your ability to self-regulate with food or learn to nourish yourself in a way that honours your budget and your time.

A brief background...

Cape Dieticians opened its doors in 2005 with two private dietetics practices in Brackenfell and Kuilsrivier, both in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. In 2015, Shana Terhart Young established a new dietitian practice in Edgemead, located between Monte Vista and Canal Walk, Century City, in the Western Cape. Over the years, the team has grown to include two more nutritional experts, Andrea Jacobs and Laura Calitz. Shana, with a focus on assisting those with Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating, expanded the practice further by opening a new branch in Constantia in 2022, situated in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

This diverse team addresses a wide range of nutritional concerns, from Eating Disorders like Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Bulimia Nervosa, to clinical and medical conditions such as Diabetes, High Cholesterol, PCOS and Bowel Issues, as well as General Health and Wellness. Their aim is to improve your quality of life, support your healthy lifestyle goals, and provide insights into balanced nutrition, all without resorting to diets, restrictions, or unfamiliar food items.

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Meet The Team

Shana Terhart Young

BSc Human Life Sciences (US) + BSc Med (Hons) in Dietetics and Nutrition (UCT)

Shana has a profound interest in eating disorder therapy, support, and treatment, as well as disordered eating. She provides assistance to both adolescents and adults who are grappling with signs and symptoms of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (compulsive overeating), avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), body image issues, general emotional eating, and individuals caught in chronic dieting cycles.

Andrea Jacobs

BSc. in Dietetics (UWC)

Andrea is dedicated to educating her clients about the impact of food choices on health. She assists both children and adults in adopting healthy eating habits, managing issues like irritable bowel syndrome, and addressing lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, and weight loss. Her goal is to empower clients to make informed, health-conscious decisions in their daily lives.

Laura Calitz

BSc. Dietetics (Hons) (US)

Laura prioritizes balance and tailors her approach to each patient, establishing practical nutritional objectives to enhance their well-being while aligning with their lifestyle. She assists adults in managing weight and addressing lifestyle-related conditions, as well as children dealing with pediatric weight concerns, diabetes, allergies, eating challenges, and Prader-Willi syndrome. Laura also values budget-conscious meal planning to promote health and well-being.

Contact Us

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 18h00

Saturdays: by appointment only from 9h00 to 12h00 (Brackenfell and Edgemead)

Appointments can by made via email, WhatsApp or telephone:

 info@capedieticians.co.za or


Office 064 548 7850 Or 061 542-7315 (for eating disorder queries)

WhatsApp +27 (64) 548 7850 or +27 (61) 542-7315 (eating disorder)


Brackenfell Medical Center, No. 8, C/O Old Paarl road and Brackenfell Boulevard, Brackenfell (entrance opposite Brackenfell gas, left-hand side of the courtyard)

Contact: 064 548 7850 


Kuilsrivier Therapy Centre, Shop 3A Kerkplein Centre, Van Riebeeck Road, Kuilsriver


Contact: 021 906 4554



2 Letchworth Mews, Letchworth drive, Edgemead (next to the Edgemead shopping centre and BP garage, shared rooms with the Edgemead chiropractor)

Contact: 064 548 7850


The Gate House

Wellness and Conference rooms

91 Brommervlei road, Constantia

Contact: 061 542 7315