Co-founder of Nutritional Solutions, Jade is passionate about dietetics and converting current nutrition science into practical lifestyle interventions. Jade has a special interest in weight loss, chronic diseases of lifestyle, and nutrition during pregnancy. Jade consults regularly to various corporates and enjoys conducting group weight loss programmes, cooking classes, and corporate presentations. Jade is a whizz in the kitchen, passionate about healthy cooking and has a keen interested in developing recipes which are both nutritious and delicious. Jade believes that the key to being successful in eating healthily is to adapt it to your lifestyle and thereby make it sustainable. Jade has worked extensively on corporate nutrition programmes, enjoys public speaking and presentations and also consults regularly for the media.
Co-founder of Nutritional Solutions, Claire, is passionate about empowering people to improve their health through optimal nutrition. She is the past president of ADSA and one of the most recognised figures in the field. The Nutritional Solutions CNE (Continuing Nutritional Education) is Claire’s brainchild is a platform to provide practitioners with current, cutting-edge, evidence-based updates in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Claire has developed and implemented interactive nutrition education initiatives for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. She has presented nutrition intervention programs for local corporations and large multinationals and consults to the food and pharmaceutical industries. She contributes regularly to print, online, television and radio media. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and part of the True Health Initiative.
Guided by evidence-based nutrition, Monique believes in an integrative approach to nutrition where the key to being healthy is to adopt small yet impactful changes to your lifestyle. Monique has a special interest in sports nutrition, gut health, and teaching patients to eat sustainably for both better personal health and the health of the earth. Monique has worked in the private sector since 2011, equipping her with a wealth of experience in executive nutrition, corporate wellness initiatives, wellness day activations, and nutrition workshops and presentations. Monique consults to industry, regularly contributes to radio and online media, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria.
Minette is passionate about the science behind nutrition and how to fit it into practical lifestyle interventions. She has a particular interest in weight loss, nutrition and mental health, nutrigenomics, and gut health. During her community service year, she gained valuable experience working with critically ill adults and children, as well as adults suffering from chronic diseases of lifestyle such as diabetes, hypertension, overweight and obesity. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Stellenbosch in 2019 where she received the award for the Best Student Dietitian overall. She also has a background in genetics completing a degree in BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2015 from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a trained and accredited Optifast and DNAlysis Registered Dietitian. Minette is a foodie and loves to cook during her free time, where she lives by her nutritional motto: it must be tasty; it should be healthy.
Ria is the founding partner of Nutritional Solutions which has become one of the leading dietetic practices in South Africa. Ria is a specialist in the practise of nutrition management in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity and has authored the book, “The Complete Nutritional Solutions to Diabetes”. She writes regularly for a variety of publications ranging from lifestyle magazines to scientific journals such as the South African Journal of Diabetes and South African Medical Journal. She regularly contributes to the promotion of nutrition education and gives nutrition a “voice” by regular appearances on, radio, TV shows and conferences.
Melanie Sher is a registered dietitian (RD (SA)) at Nutritional Solutions. She is passionate about nutrition and assisting people to incorporate healthy and balanced eating, exercise and mindfulness into a healthy lifestyle. Melanie completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree at The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), majoring in physiology and psychology followed by a BSc Med (Hons) in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In line with her passion for fitness, Melanie completed a Diploma in Exercise Science with the Health and Fitness Professional Academy (HFPA). Melanie is currently enrolled in a Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness and Mindfulness-based Interventions through the University of Stellenbosch and the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa.