About Us

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”

― Herophilus

Ananda Pieterse:

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (UFS)

Ananda completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of the Free State in 2002 before completing her community service year at Sabie Memorial Hospital in Mpumalanga. In 2005 she moved into a private practice and established dieticians consultation rooms in and around the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

Ananda's main passion lies in educating and helping patients to make healthy changes with their eating habits. She enjoys assisting individuals with a variety of conditions such as adult or child weight loss/gain, Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Hypertension, high Cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), gout etc.

With Ananda’s experience, she aims to provide individualized nutritional treatment and empower patients with scientific knowledge while working in close relation with various other medical professionals such as doctors, cardiologists, diabetic specialists, biokineticists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists.

Shana Terhart Young:

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (UCT)

Shana completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from the University of Stellenbosch followed by a Bachelor of Science Medical Honours degree specialising in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Cape Town. She then completed a year of community service at Leratong Hospital in the Gauteng Province before returning to Cape Town.

Shana has a special interest in treating the emotional eater, eating disorders, nutrition in childhood and sports nutrition. She is passionate about empowering people to live healthy lifestyles – enabling them to truly enjoy the healthy food experience through a healthy and balanced approach. Shana is also passionate about educating individuals on the cause and dietary management of chronic diseases of lifestyle, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, as well as various medical conditions such as Chrones Disease, Liver and Kidney conditions and nutrition support in Cancers.

Shana provides dietary advice and personalized dietary programs that will seamlessly fit into the client’s daily lifestyle - whether the goal is general weight loss or medical nutritional management.

Andrea Jacobs:

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (UWC)

Andrea Jacobs obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics in 2011, from the University of the Western Cape, before completing her community service year at Uitenhage Provincial Hospital, in the Eastern Cape, in 2012. She became permanent staff at that hospital for another year before returning to Cape Town in 2013. Since then Andrea has gained experience working at different private practices and hospitals around Cape Town.

Andrea believes that the foods we eat can either heal or harm us, bringing forth lifestyle diseases. It is for this reason that she is passionate about delivering the proper nutritional information to her clients. Treating both children and adults, Andrea assists clients with healthy eating, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, insulin resistance and weight loss. She believes in educating clients so that they may have more control over implementing healthy food choices into their daily lives.

Andrea is a clinical and private practicing dietitian who shall be working at Kuils River private practice, as well as a nearby private hospital.