DIETITIANS WEEK 2018

From 4 - 8 June - SASPEN will be joining the British Dietetic Association for a 5th year in a row to celebrate Dietitians Week.

We welcome dietitians all across South Africa to join us in bringing across this very important message. The main theme for 2018 is: “Dietitians do prevention”.

Dietitians Week University Prize Winners

#SASPEN invited Universities across South Africa in joining them with content development for #DietitiansWeek2018.


#SASPEN received content from young upcoming dietitians enrolled at the following Universities:


#North-West University #University of Pretoria #University of KwaZulu-Natal #Nelson Mandela University @Mariaan wicks @Vanessa Kotze @Dorothea Mcdonald @Prof Annelie Gresse @Penelope Jarvie


Participating students were:
Recipe Category:


  • Low GI chicken salad with croutons and yogurt dressing- Renée Nell (Nelson Mandela University)
  • Date recipe - Adel Opperman, Ynthe Buyl, Lindie De Vos, Uncke Duvenage (NWU)
  • High protein fish cakes- Adel Opperman, Ynthe Buyl, Lindie De Vos, Uncke Duvenage (NWU)
  • Egg in a basket- Tuduetso Mocwane, Amogelang Tapala, Denicke Coleman (NWU)
  • Butternut soup- Tuduetso Mocwane, Amogelang Tapala, Denicke Coleman (NWU)


Infographic category:


  • Geriatric public health- Sune Geldenhuys, Dina Jankowitz, Asha Deacon, Marcelle Kruger (NWU)
  • Optimise Health- Elizabeth Jordaan, Mari Bosch, Tara Westerink, Ilse Gravett (NWU)
  • Sarcopenia- Mariska Friedrich, Jane Lotz, Laetitia du Plessis, Esme Killian (NWU)
  • Healthy lifestyle- Masana Makhubele (UKZN)


Video category:

  • Elderly nutrition- Arne van der Waldt, Elicia Thompson, Une Barnard, Jo-Ane van Dyk (NWU)
  • Heart disease- Bernadine Blom, Jessica Botes, Leatitia Human (NWU)
  • Recipe video of low GI chicken salad with croutons and yogurt dressing- Renée Nell (Nelson Mandela University)


Other category:


  • Desk pad- University of Pretoria


#SASPEN would like to thank #ENASA for their sponsorship towards 5 FoodFinder licenses for the 5 winning students


The winning students are: (in no particular order)


Video: Heart disease (Bernadine Blom, Jessica Botes, Leatitia Human - North West University)


Poster: elderly talk 101: Sarcopeni (Mariska Friedrich, Jane Lotz, Laetitia du Plessis, Esma Killian - Notrth West University)


Winners, please send your contact number and email address to dwsaspen@gmail.com for information on prize collection.

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