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Lize van der Merwe

Dietician

After concluding her studies at Stellenbosch University, Lize completed her community service year at Emmaus Hospital in the Drakensberg. Here she spent the majority of her time in the paediatric wards working with mothers and babies and their nutritional needs. In private practice in Stellenbosch, she advised patients on general dietary issues, including nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This was followed by two years with a corporate in the infant nutrition field. Subsequently she worked at New Somerset Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital as Chief Dietitian where she was responsible for the nutritional management of the specialized neonatal unit, paediatric, adolescent and maternity wards and coordinated the in-house donor milk bank in the maternity unit. She recently founded and heads the South African Network of Paediatric and Neonatal Nutrition (SANPNN) and runs Nutritional Nurturing, a company that consults on nutritional matters for children and young people. You can contact The Health Team reception to make an appointment with Lize or book online at www.nutritionalnurturing.com

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