Charlé Maritz is an experieced dietitian based in Melkbosstrand. She is a member of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom.
Charlé completed her BSc Dietetics degree at the University of the Free State. She then moved to the United Kingdom where she worked in various teaching hospitals gaining experience in diabetes, weight management and heart diseases. After a couple of years she specialised in HIV/AIDS and completed her MNutr with the main focus on the use of alternative and complementary therapies in HIV/AIDS. She twice travelled to South Africa as part of a voluntary group (CHIVA) to provide assistance and facilitate the roll-out programme of anti-retrovirals for children in Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is also a co-author for a chapter in Nutrition and HIV ed. Vivian Pribram (chapter 16: Complementary and Alternative Therapy, p. 345 – 359).
After Charlé completed her MNutr she specialised in Inherited Metabolic Diseases(IMD). She became the clinical lead dietitian for adult patients with IMD’s at the biggest adult IMD centre in Europe. This became her passion and she took part in various research studies, wrote articles and presented at international conferences. She also co-authored a chapter in the Manual of Dietetic Practice relating to Inherited Metabolic Diseases in adults. Her other passion is the use of the Ketogenic diet in Adults for the treatment of Epilepsy and GLUT1 deficiency.
While working in London she lectured Masters level students in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health on the dietary management of Inborn Metabolic Disorders.
Her approach is to offer clear, understandable and realistic advice and support to nutritional issues in order to achieve your goals. Charlé will work with you to put together an individualised action plan which takes into consideration your medical background, condition, nutritional requirements, activity and lifestyle. She is also skilled in a wide range of dietetic consultancy, including developing and delivering group training and workshops, creating resources and writing articles.
Charle' is also part of Clinical Dietitians - a professional network of dietitians with special interests in both adults and paediatrics. The core function of the group is to facilitate the sharing of the latest knowledge and resources relevant to our profession. Practitioners in the group have worked together in the past, be it in the UK or South Africa, and share a similar approach and principle: We believe in evidence based practice in order to ensure that our clients have access to the most current and relevant nutrition information, in achieving their nutritional goals and well being.
Our areas of expertise are wide and include child nutrition, allergies, diabetes, weight loss and clinical/hospital nutrition.