Meet Sonia Malczyk

I am a Registered Dietitian (Canada) and Nutritionist (South Africa), certified in prenatal nutrition. Originally from the West Coast of Canada, I now call Cape Town home and my physical practice is based on a small farm in Noordhoek. I offer both in-person and virtual consults to clients depending on their preference and location. My expertise lies in supporting women and couples to prepare for conception, provide support through pregnancy, treat side effects, calculate dietary requirements, give personalized advice on supplements, decrease the risk of prenatal complications, optimize baby’s future health outcomes, de-bunk nutrition myths, and decrease confusion.


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I’m passionate about all things food and nutrition

Nutrition in the first one thousand days (from pre-conception until your baby turns two) benefits both your baby and you. Eating well during this period is important to assist with managing emotions, easing morning sickness, fatigue, and other symptoms that you may be experiencing. It will also give your baby their best possible start, as the foods that you eat during pregnancy can influence their brain development, immune system, and health for the rest of their life.

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For the past few years, I have worked with private clients and nutrition-based research studies with the University of Cape Town. In my research work, I’ve both managed and consulted on projects related to the dietary intake of South African children, the inflammatory potential of the diet, adolescent obesity, and obesity in pregnancy.

Although research has been an incredible foundation for my evidence-based practice, my true passion lies in sharing the power of nutrition knowledge. Currently, this includes coaching private clients looking for nutrition advice during pregnancy and offering nutrition support and guidance to members of the Cape Town-based organization Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH).

Resources and Publications

Qualifications

Research Work

  • Provincial Dietitian: South African 2018 Provincial Dietary Intake Study
  • Research Facilitator: ‘CO-CREATE’ Adolescent Obesity Project
  • Research Consultant: ‘ORCHID’ Pregnancy, Obesity and HIV Study

Acknowledgements

Founder of Stir Health, offering prenatal guidance and support to women, parents and caregivers.

Member and Dietitian at Nutrition Plus, specializing in prenatal nutrition and chronic low-grade inflammation.

Expert Provider for Trova Health. Focus areas include pregnancy and early life nutrition.