I understand that we live in a world with fast food and time constraints and endeavour to find a way to help anyone improve their health, one mouthful at a time. I am both an avid cook as well as an adventurous eater and I love exploring the different cuisines and flavours of our globe. This means I am able to create meal plans that are appetising to most palates, cultures and religions.
As a clinical dietitian working in private practice, I have experience working in public and private hospitals. I have worked as a nutrition consultant to the nutrition industry and health sector and I also enjoy working with the media to spread the message of healthy eating.
I like working with a wide range of clients and have three key areas of interest namely: women’s health and nutrition, child and adolescent nutrition and non-communicable diseases of lifestyle (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer). I use up-to-date research and guidelines to shape my work. I view the role of a dietitian as a facilitator, translating new research and scientific information into realistic and practical lifestyle changes for my clients.
I prefer a food first approach. This means that I believe in getting most nutrients from food first and only using supplements where the person has a deficiency, the diet is deficient or if a person has greatly increased requirements.
I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Board of Healthcare Funders. I am a past Chair of the Gauteng South branch of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) and served for several years on the National Executive of ADSA in the Private Practicing Dietitians portfolio.
Nathalie Mat RD(SA)
011 442 7277
Parkwood Medical Centre, 46 Ashford Road, Parkwood.