Clinical Dietitian for Kath Megaw & Associates and Founder of Nutripaeds
Kath is a Clinical Dietitian (with special interest in Paediatrics) who has been in private practice for the past 18 years. After qualifying as a dietitian, Kath studied further internationally and gained specialist experience in Paediatric and Special Needs Dietetics. However, what qualifies Kath more than all her years of study is her 3 children who constantly challenge her theoretical paradigms and help her put her theory into practice. Kath is passionate about helping families navigate through a wealth of nutritional information that is available to them. Kath’s private national and international practice, around the country and world, is not only built on assisting her little patients with their nutritional needs but also offering support to moms and dads.
Kath speaks at various baby and toddler seminars around the country and runs workshops on infant and childhood nutrition. She writes frequently for leading magazines and has co-authored the book Feeding Sense and recently released her new book ‘Real Food, Happy, Healthy Children: The Low Carb Solution for the Whole Family’ with Quivertree Publications in 2015. Kath also co-authored “The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics” with Vicky de Beer, which was published and launched in the United Kingdom in September 2016 thus further expanding the practice internationally. in 2017, Kath co-authored Weaning Sense with Meg Faure which offers stress -free weaning advice based on scientific research.
All the Dietitians that work under Kath Megaw and Associates either have further international experience in paediatric nutrition or they have interned under Kath Megaw for the past 4 years or more. This has created a very specialized Clinical Dietetic Practice with an exclusive focus and special interest in paediatric nutrition.
Amanda Rusch Ferreira
Clinical Dietitian for Kath Megaw & Associates and Member of Advisory Board for Nutripaeds
Amanda has been part of Kath Megaw & Associates since 2013. After graduating as a Clinical Dietitian and with a BSc in Genetics from the University of Pretoria, she worked in community service in a small town hospital in Mpumalanga, where she realised how much she loved working with children, babies, and pregnant moms.
Amanda’s area of expertise lies in ketogenic therapies for epilepsy and other neurological disorders, and has travelled through Africa training medical teams on implementation of these diets. She also has a special place in her heart for premies, cardiac babies and children, neurological disorders such as the autism spectrum, and feeding disorders and tactile defensiveness.
Amanda is a proponent of Health at Every Size (HAES) and is passionate about supporting children and teenagers to achieve health, well-being and a positive body image, rather than weight control. She believes that intuitive and mindful eating are the keys to long term health, rather than diets and meal plans.
Amanda holds talks and workshops throughout Cape Town, and has presented at conferences and seminars on paediatric nutrition and the ketogenic diet. She writes articles for childcare magazines and websites, and has worked with Kath Megaw on the scientific research of her low carb book range.
Amanda loves yoga, running, and hiking with her hubby, as well as making a mess of craft projects in her spare time.
Clinical Dietitian for Kath Megaw & Associates and Member of Advisory Board and Online Community Manager for Nutripaeds
Natasha graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2004. Following graduation, Natasha worked for a year as a community service dietician at Dundee Provincial Hospital in northern KZN. It was during this year that Natasha’s love for paediatric nutrition grew. Natasha followed her passion to the United Kingdom where she worked at a number of various hospitals in and around London and received extensive experience and training in the areas of neonatal and paediatric nutrition.
Natasha returned to South Africa and continued her love for paediatrics and worked as a Principal Paediatric Dietician at Grey’s Hospital, after which she opened her own paediatric practice in Pietermaritzburg and Hillcrest. Natasha’s relocated to Cape Town in 2013 and joined Nutripaeds as a Member of the Advisory Board and Online Community Manager. Natasha is also based at Vincent Pallotti Hospital as a Clinical Dietician for Kath Megaw & Associates. Natasha’s areas of specialty include neonatal nutrition and infant and toddler feeding and is involved in a number of workshops for parents in and around Cape Town. Natasha lives in Somerset West with her husband and 2 year son.