Reon van Aardt
RD(SA), B.Sc Dietetics (UFS), M.Sc Dietetics (UFS)

Reon qualified at the University of the Free State in 2014. After graduation, he completed his community service year at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit, obtaining valuable experience in critical care, internal medicine, paediatrics and surgery. The following year he continued working in a hospital environment and private practice whilst commencing a Master of Science degree in Dietetics, which he finished in 2019 with a research dissertation on professional athletes.

Apart from doing clinical nutrition at the Nelspruit private hospitals, he also does consultations in sport nutrition (being a comrades ultra marathon runner himself), as well as disease specific nutrition and all lifestyle related conditions. Reon serves on the Mpumalanga Committee of The Association for Dietetics in South Africa during 2019-2021.

Reon has co-authored a published article in the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2016 –  a descriptive cross sectional study which assessed malnutrition in the elderly residing in long-term care facilities. He is currently busy with his second publication.


Emmari van Jaarsveld
RD (SA), B.Sc Dietetics (NWU)
Joined RVA Dietitians in 2019

I qualified at North-West University in 2017. After graduation, I completed my community service year at Barberton Hospital where I obtained experience in internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics and feeding of premature infants. I am currently busy with my South African Certified Lactation Consultant’s course (SACLC) accredited by WITS. I have a special interest in maternity nutrition, infant feeding, paediatrics and lifestyle related conditions.

Santi Turner
RD (SA), B.Sc Dietetics (Stell)
Joined RVA Dietitians in 2021

I obtained my degree at Stellenbosch University in 2019. Thereafter I had the privilege to complete my community service year at Rob Ferreira Hospital in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. I enjoyed every moment and gained valuable experience in paediatrics, neonates, critical care, internal medicine and surgery.

I have a big interest in food psychology, intuitive eating, women’s health and all chronic diseases of lifestyle.

I love to cook and helping others heal their relationship with food!