I am Registered Dietician Yolande Jansen van Vuuren and the latest addition to the Jozidiet family!
I studied Dietetics at the University of Pretoria and did my internship at Tshwane Rehab hospital, Steve Biko Academic hospital and Kalafong hospital. After completing my internship and graduating I did a year of Community Service in the Vosloorus Clinics for the Ekurhuleni Department of health. In this year I dealt mainly with severe malnutrition in a community burdened by poverty and high HIV prevalence.
Thereafter, I started working in Corporate Wellness for NAH health lead by Dr Kylee Montgomery. I did a lot of group talks on improving nutritional status in the work environment as well as organized and attended wellness days. I am currently busy with my Master’s degree at the University of Pretoria where I am involved in research on infant formulas.
I have a special interest in weight loss and managing lifestyle diseases, as well as pediatric and sports nutrition.
A little bit more of my personal life- I prefer being outdoors whenever I can. In the summer I take every opportunity to go Scuba diving and in the winter a visit to Afriski in Lesotho is standard. I also enjoy hiking trips and traveling! I believe that managing stress is one of the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. When life gets too busy I play piano to calm me down and entertain my 2 dogs (Their favourite is Mozart, but they will also settle for some modern day classics!)
I strongly believe in balance- and that a balanced person is a healthy person. I especially apply this principle to my work to help people reach optimal health.
I have a lot of yummy recipes, fun exercise ideas and easy weight loss tips… So come and meet me at the Irene Practice!