Shana Advir - Cape Dieticians

Shana Terhart Young

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (UCT)

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 biological causes 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.

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.

Andrea Jacobs - Cape Dieticians

Andrea Jacobs

BSc in Dietetics (Hons) (UWC)

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.

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.

Laura Calitz

BSc. Dietetics (Hons) (US)

Laura is passionate about equipping her clients to make healthy dietary and lifestyle changes while allowing them to build a healthy relationship with food. 

She completed her Bachelors in Science degree in 2010 at the University of Stellenbosch. She then did her community service in the Karoo where she then stayed on another year. In 2013 she returned back to Cape Town where she has gained experience working for NGO’s, different private practices and also large corporate health companies. 

Laura firmly believes that balance is key. Each patient is different and she has an individualised approach with each one. She believes in setting realistic nutritional goals to help clients achieve improved health outcomes, within their individual lifestyle. Laura assists adults with weight management, lifestyle diseases, gestational diabetes, IBS and many other health and nutritional related conditions. She also works with children in the management of paediatric weight changes and nutritional therapy of those with childhood diabetes, allergies, eating difficulties and Prader- Willi syndrome.