Clinical Dietitian & 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 in 2015. What’s also exciting is that she co-authored “The Low-carb solution for diabetics” with Vicky de Beer which was published and launched in the UK in September 2016 thus further expanding the practice internationally. All the Dietitians that work under Kath Megaw and Associates either have further international qualifications in Paediatric nutrition or they have interned under Kath Megaw for the past 2 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
Amanda has been part of Kath Megaw and 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
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 and led her 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 Dietician at Grey’s Hospital, after which she embarked on a great adventure and opened her own paediatric practice in Pietermaritzburg and Hillcrest. Natasha’s areas of speciality include neonatal and clinical nutrition, as well as infant and toddler feeding. Natasha strongly believes in ensuring that pregnant moms and babies receive the optimal nutrition from birth to set the solid foundation for future health. Natasha has presented at nutritional seminars and written articles for magazines.