A full nutritional assessment is the starting point for an individual who wants to understand their current eating habits and how these can be adapted to reach their health goals. A full nutritional assessment and meal plan consists of two appointments.The first appointment is 80 minutes long during which your medical history, family medical history, lifestyle, current eating habits, medication and supplement use, and physical measurements are assessed. Issues identified during the assessment are addressed through nutrition education in the initial appointment.The second appointment is usually 20 minutes long during which I go through the bespoke meal plan I have created for you. The meal plan includes a 7-day menu with appropriate portion sizes, recipes and guidelines.
Regular follow-up visits have been linked to greater achievement of health goals. The goal of follow-up visits is to improve adherence to new dietary and lifestyle behaviours. Follow up visits also allow for the adjustment of meal plans where necessary by building on successes and limiting less successful practices. Follow up appointments are generally 20 minutes long.
I am registered with the Discovery Vitality Network. A Vitality Nutrition Consultation is a 30 minute assessment for Discovery Vitality members. The consultation covers topics around diet and lifestyle. Your height, weight and waist circumference will be measured at each assessment. You can earn up to 10 000 vitality points by performing up to three vitality nutrition consultations per year. You are welcome to bring along short nutrition-related questions that will be answered, time permitting. The cost of a Vitality Nutrition Consultation is R340 and is fully refundable from your Discovery medical savings account. Couples are welcome to attend together, a double nutrition consultation takes 60 minutes.
Looking to get more points? There is a dentist and biokineticist at the Melrose North Medical and Dental Centre – talk to us about making an appointment with them too.
My services as a dietitian are varied beyond those listed above. I am available for a range of other services from shopping tours to facilitating “biggest loser” competitions. If you are interested in a service that has not been listed, please do not hesitate to contact me to see if the service is available.
The following list outlines the most common areas of interest of Nathalie Mat, Registered Dietitian. Nathalie has a broad range of interests and if your condition is not listed, please do not hesitate checking whether or not Nathalie has experience covering your condition. Are you worried that your dietitian’s information is out-of-date? Nathalie has access to many journals and resources that ensure the medical information you receive is not only practical but also up-to-date.
- Non-communicable diseases of lifestyle including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insulin resistance, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.
- Women’s health from pre-pregnancy, pregnancy to breastfeeding nutrition-related guidance, polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopause.
- Childhood and adolescent nutrition from 2 years through to 19 years of age.
- Executive nutrition especially for time-pressed individuals and those that spend a lot of time travelling.