A healthy relationship with food is key to living your best life!
An enthusiastic, dynamic and compassionate
Registered Dietitian based in Cape Town
After completing her dietetics community service in KwaZulu Natal, Tessa moved back to Cape Town where she gained experience both in government and private hospital setting. She opened her private practice in the CancerCare Oncology Centre in Panorama in 2018. Alongside the northern suburbs practice, she has also extended her services and practices from Miller & Meyer Physiotherapy Practice in Melkbosstrand. See contact for further details.
Tessa's love and passion for people, health and food led her to a career in nutrition and dietetics. She loves interacting with people, and assisting individuals with making healthier lifestyle changes. Tessa believes that health is all about finding the balance - balance between work and play, balance with everyday habits and the balance on your plate! She works closely with each individual client and takes the time to understand her clients' nature and habits. This allows her to provide evidence – based nutritional advice that is tailored specifically to the needs of her clients. Her goal is to empower her clients through providing them with the tools and knowledge necessary to make both mindful and healthier choices. Through this, Tessa and her clients are a team, and thus allows them to strive towards 'Building a healthier life together'.
Aside from guiding and helping her clients adopt healthier lifestyle changes - Tessa enjoys spending time experimenting in the kitchen. Check out her blog for the latest discoveries and recipes. Additionally, she loves being active which includes trail/ road running, hiking, surfing and practicing yoga.
Tessa belongs to the following Professional Board and Associations
Health Professionals Council of South Africa (DT0050377)
Board of Healthcare Founders (0840000725676)
Association of Dietetics of South Africa
South African Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Tessa is an active board member which allows her to stay up-to-date with the latest nutritional information to ensure that her clients are provided with the most accurate information.
B.Sc in Human Physiology and Biochemistry (UCT)
B.Sc (Med) (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics (UCT)