Hi! I'm Kirstin Sylvester
Advocate for the First 1000 days | Foodie | Content Creator | Dog Mom | Entrepreneur
I understand the physical and emotional implications of disordered eating habits. When I stopped basing my self-worth on the scale and worked on improving my relationship with food and my body,
I was able to feel comfortable in my own skin.
I am passionate about optimal nutrition in the first 1000 days
(from conception to a child's second birthday) because it provides a unique window of opportunity in a child's development and ability to prosper. Investment in the first thousand days and the health of women, babies, and toddlers are fundamental in creating healthier, more prosperous futures for all.
Deciding to come to see a dietitian is the first step towards building a healthier lifestyle. I understand that it can be a daunting process initially. However, being aware of a problem and having a desire to change your behaviour is an essential step in behaviour change.
To me, health encompasses a sense of complete physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing. My approach to nutrition is holistic.
I understand that following a restrictive diet does not lead to a sense of health, happiness and contentment.
With our current food landscape, fast food available at the click of a button and conflicting nutrition messages readily available through the media, it can be confusing! I am here to empower you to start making the healthiest choice an easy one. I focus my sessions with clients on behaviour change ( it is vital to delve deep and ask yourself why you want to change!) and nutrition education. My aim as a dietitian is to help you achieve your health goals through self-love and education in a sustainable manner.
My office is a space for comfort, encouragement and inspiration - there is plenty of room at my table, and I'd love it if you joined.
Kirstin is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (DT0055956) with Practice number 0936669.
She is also a member of the Association for Dietetics South Africa and a World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) individual affiliate.
Kirstin attends continuous education programmes to ensure she stays up to date with the latest nutrition research.
Kirstin Sylvester is a Registered Dietitian who completed her BSc Dietetics (Cum Laude) through Stellenbosch University.
After that, she completed her community service year at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town. With a psychology background (BA in Psychology through Nelson Mandela University), she is interested in behaviour change and the link between psychology and nutrition. Along with her passion for nutrition, Kirstin advocates for breastfeeding as a South African Certified Lactation Consultant (University of the Witwatersrand).
RECENTLY COMPLETED SHORT COURSES
- Treating the emotional eater
- Understanding allergies
- Lactation support for parents with anorexia nervosa
- Collagen supplementation and sustainable food recommendations
Second Floor, The Sanctuary Mall
Corner De Beers Ave & Broadway Blvd
Ground Floor Brookside Office Park
11 Imam Haron Road