Meet Cara

I am a passionate registered dietitian who completed my Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree in Dietetics at the University of Stellenbosch in 2016. I was lucky to know from the young age of 15 that I wanted to be a dietitian “one day”. Throughout my studies my passion for health and human nutrition escalated.

After completion of my studies I moved to the North-West to complete my community service year at Brits District Hospital, where I worked in a team of 8 dietitians, gaining valuable experience, working with a wide variety of patients.

In 2018, I moved home to Cape Town, and started volunteering as a dietitian at Karl Bremer Hospital in Bellville, where I gained further clinical nutrition experience. It was in April 2018 that I started working in the nutritional supplementation industry as a dietitian. I gained much knowledge about the role and place for nutritional supplementation.

I joined the vibrant Cape Gate Dietitians team at the start of 2019.

I am registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) which ensures that I remain up-to-date with the latest in evidence based nutrition, by means of continuous learning via various courses and trainings. I am also a member of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). Both keep me connected to the ever-growing field of human nutrition.

I am CDE accredited, having completed the Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Course in Diabetes Care for Health Professionals

I am a firm believer of continuous, life-long learning. I am dedicated to staying up to date with the latest research and findings in my field in order to provide my patients with the latest and best evidence based nutritional care.

As with all things in life, I believe that balance is key! Every patient is different and I treat each patient with an individualized approach. It is my greatest joy to help my patients to attain a better life with the help of some dietary modifications and my supportive assistance. I create a safe-space, where my patients feel free to share their fears and their aspirations and where they can accomplish their personal goals.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” - Hippocrates