Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians

We are registered Vitality assessment dietitians for Discovery Health (www.discovery.co.za), which means that, if you are on Discovery Medical Aid, you can have us do three nutritional assessments per year on you and the members of your family, for which you will obtain 1 000 Vitality points per visit and 3000 points in total.

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We are CDE (Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology) www.cdediabetes.co.za trained dietitians, which means that if you are a diabetic person on the CDE program, you can be referred by your doctor or nurse educator for a free, yearly consultation, as well as one or more follow up consultations, as requested by your doctor or nurse educator.

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How do dietitians keep up to date? Dietitians (just like other professional people in their fields) have to keep abreast of the latest nutritional developments by attending congresses and seminars, and read scientific journals in order to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) points to be able to remain registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa; www.hpcsa.co.za). We therefore also belong to ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa; www.adsa.org.za), who organize many of these events. We frequently attend CPD events where we keep up to date with the most recent research and update our diets. We subscribe to the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition (www.sajcn.co.za) as well as the journal of the Allergy Society of South Africa (www.allergysa.org).

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Why should I not follow a fad diet or follow the dietary advice of someone who is not a dietitian? Fad diets look like an easy option, but they rarely produce long term results. To follow a fad diet or the advice of a person who is unqualified in compiling diets, means placing your precious health into an unqualified person’s hands and putting your health at risk.

Who are we and what are dietitians:

We are well known and reputable private practicing dietitians based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. We have a passion to provide sound nutritional information based on scientific research and make it our business to keep ahead of developments on nutrition therapy. What are dietitians? Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. Dietitians are the only registered (at the Health Professions Council of South Africa; www.hpcsa.co.za) health care professionals dedicated to the preventative, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of dietetic services rendered in the country.

As we are registered with the HPCSA, medical related diet consultations can be claimed from most medical aids. Practically it means: We will help you to promote good health through proper eating and good eating habits. We provide individual dietary consultations to patients and their family members. We look at your medical records, nutritional needs and personal lifestyle to assess an individual and provide a personal eating plan, tailor made for you. We help you to see where you go wrong, so you can correct it forever.

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Elizabeth Combrink

completed her BSc Dietetics degree at the University of the Orange Free State in 1991. Since then she has worked as a community dietitian, clinical dietitian at Rob Ferreira hospital and private practising dietitian in her own private practice for a few years. Since 2001 she has been working in partnership with Liesbet and in association with Stefanie and Hanna at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians since recently. Elizabeth regularly presents talks on nutrition to the public and also hosts wellness days for Sappi and other corporate institutions on a regular basis.

Liesbet Delport

completed her BSc Dietetics degree and her diploma in Hospital Dietetics at the University of Stellenbosch in 1982, cum laude. She started practising privately as a dietitian in the Lowveld from 1983 and is still going strong. After having her own private practice for a few years, she has been working in partnership with Elizabeth since 2001 and in association with Stefanie and Hanna at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians since recently. She has been involved in GI research for 20 years. In 2008 she completed her Master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Pretoria. She has co-authored ten nutrition-related books since 2000, and has written articles on various aspects of nutrition for magazines and scientific journals. She regularly presents talks and lectures on nutrition to both her peers and the public, nationally and internationally and has been interviewed on radio and television.

Hanna Kruger

completed her B. Dietetics degree at the University of Pretoria in 2013. She completed her community service year in Rustenburg and returned to Johannesburg where she worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic hospital. During this time, she came to love working with infants and children, which is why she is currently doing a post-graduate course in breastfeeding to become a Certified Lactation Consultant. She recently traded the big city life to live in the beautiful and serene Lowveld where she is working with Liesbet, Elizabeth and Stefanie at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians since 2019.

Stefanie Maré

completed her B.Sc.(Dietetics) at the University of the Orange Free State in 1992. Since then she has worked as a community dietitian in the South African National Defense Force and as part-time lecturer at the Vaal Triangle University of Technology. She had a private practice at a Biokinetics and Physiotherapy centre in Sasolburg and has been working with Elizabeth, Liesbet and Hanna at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians for the past few years.

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Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians

Who are we and what are dietitians:

We are well known and reputable private practicing dietitians based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. We have a passion to provide sound nutritional information based on scientific research and make it our business to keep ahead of developments on nutrition therapy. What are dietitians? Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. Dietitians are the only registered (at the Health Professions Council of South Africa; www.hpcsa.co.za) health care professionals dedicated to the preventative, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of dietetic services rendered in the country.

As we are registered with the HPCSA, medical related diet consultations can be claimed from most medical aids. Practically it means: We will help you to promote good health through proper eating and good eating habits. We provide individual dietary consultations to patients and their family members. We look at your medical records, nutritional needs and personal lifestyle to assess an individual and provide a personal eating plan, tailor made for you. We help you to see where you go wrong, so you can correct it forever.

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Elizabeth Combrink

completed her BSc Dietetics degree at the University of the Orange Free State in 1991. Since then she has worked as a community dietitian, clinical dietitian at Rob Ferreira hospital and private practising dietitian in her own private practice for a few years. Since 2001 she has been working in partnership with Liesbet and in association with Stefanie and Hanna at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians since recently. Elizabeth regularly presents talks on nutrition to the public and also hosts wellness days for Sappi and other corporate institutions on a regular basis.

Liesbet Delport

completed her BSc Dietetics degree and her diploma in Hospital Dietetics at the University of Stellenbosch in 1982, cum laude. She started practising privately as a dietitian in the Lowveld from 1983 and is still going strong. After having her own private practice for a few years, she has been working in partnership with Elizabeth since 2001 and in association with Stefanie and Hanna at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians since recently. She has been involved in GI research for 20 years. In 2008 she completed her Master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Pretoria. She has co-authored ten nutrition-related books since 2000, and has written articles on various aspects of nutrition for magazines and scientific journals. She regularly presents talks and lectures on nutrition to both her peers and the public, nationally and internationally and has been interviewed on radio and television.

Hanna Kruger

completed her B. Dietetics degree at the University of Pretoria in 2013. She completed her community service year in Rustenburg and returned to Johannesburg where she worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic hospital. During this time, she came to love working with infants and children, which is why she is currently doing a post-graduate course in breastfeeding to become a Certified Lactation Consultant. She recently traded the big city life to live in the beautiful and serene Lowveld where she is working with Liesbet, Elizabeth and Stefanie at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians since 2019.

Stefanie Maré

completed her B.Sc.(Dietetics) at the University of the Orange Free State in 1992. Since then she has worked as a community dietitian in the South African National Defense Force and as part-time lecturer at the Vaal Triangle University of Technology. She had a private practice at a Biokinetics and Physiotherapy centre in Sasolburg and has been working with Elizabeth, Liesbet and Hanna at Combrink & Delport Consulting Dietitians for the past few years.

We are registered Vitality assessment dietitians for Discovery Health (www.discovery.co.za), which means that, if you are on Discovery Medical Aid, you can have us do three nutritional assessments per year on you and the members of your family, for which you will obtain 1 000 Vitality points per visit and 3000 points in total.

vqjzma9nkwpskvrlhra6-2

We are CDE (Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology) www.cdediabetes.co.za trained dietitians, which means that if you are a diabetic person on the CDE program, you can be referred by your doctor or nurse educator for a free, yearly consultation, as well as one or more follow up consultations, as requested by your doctor or nurse educator.

CDE

How do dietitians keep up to date? Dietitians (just like other professional people in their fields) have to keep abreast of the latest nutritional developments by attending congresses and seminars, and read scientific journals in order to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) points to be able to remain registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa; www.hpcsa.co.za). We therefore also belong to ADSA (Association for Dietetics in South Africa; www.adsa.org.za), who organize many of these events. We frequently attend CPD events where we keep up to date with the most recent research and update our diets. We subscribe to the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition (www.sajcn.co.za) as well as the journal of the Allergy Society of South Africa (www.allergysa.org).

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Why should I not follow a fad diet or follow the dietary advice of someone who is not a dietitian? Fad diets look like an easy option, but they rarely produce long term results. To follow a fad diet or the advice of a person who is unqualified in compiling diets, means placing your precious health into an unqualified person’s hands and putting your health at risk.