Meet Melanie Sher

About Melanie 

Melanie Sher is a registered dietitian who works as an associate dietitian at Nutritional Solutions. She is based in Waverley, Johannesburg. She is passionate about living a well-balanced and holistic life. For this reason she pursued a career that she can apply to her own life daily, as well as enable her to assist others in optimizing their own health. Melanie does not believe that dietetics principles alone can help a person to reach optimum and overall health. She strongly believes that incorporating healthy and balanced dietary guidelines, exercise and mindfulness into your life will enable you to understand what drives you to be healthy and well, and she aims to give you the tools to do so. 

Melanie aims to use her knowledge to empower you to make positive changes in all aspects your life, and to help you achieve and then maintain your nutrition and health goals.

Qualifications

 

  • BSc (Med)(Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT)

  • BSc (Med) with majors in Physiology & Psychology at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS)

  • Diploma in Exercise Science with the Health and Fitness Professional Academy (HFPA)

  • Melanie is currently enrolled in a 2 year Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness and Mindfulness-based Interventions through the Institute of Mindfulness South Africa (IMISA) and Stellenbosch University. 

Professional Boards

  • Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

  • Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA)

Experience

In 2016, Melanie completed her community service at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic hospital. Here she gained valuable experience in hospital-based dietetics by managing various inpatient wards, as well as outpatient slimming, diabetic and lipid clinics, and further general clinics for disease specific conditions. Melanie gained experience as a clinical dietitian while in working various private hospitals from April 2017 until March 2019. She has also been in private practice since May 2017, where she uses her passion and skills to empower individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices and reach their personal nutrition goals.   

Melanie completed a specialized training course (2017) in the FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndromw (IBS) and is a part of a team of dietitians in South Africa (EatFit) with special interest in gastrointestinal health. She can help you to discover what foods are triggering symptoms such as bloating, excessive gas, reflux, diarrhoea, constipation and help to improve these symptoms, while still making sure to have a balanced diet that is nutritionally complete.

Special Interests

 

Health and Wellness

Weight loss and Management

Healthy cooking and Meal planning

Nutrient Deficiencies

Lifestyle Diseases

Food allergies & Intolerance

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Sports Nutrition

Child and Teenager Health