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Postdoctoral Researcher, University of the Western Cape

Nazeeia is currently working with Prof. Rina Swart and supporting the National Dietary Intake Survey. Her current research focus is on food environments and drivers of food choice.

Her PhD assessed complementary feeding practices using nutrition modeling software and found iron, zinc and calcium as nutrients of concern in 6-11 month-old breastfed infants in KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal. Findings of focus group discussions supported the inclusion of grandmothers in efforts to improve infant feeding.

Nazeeia is a registered dietitian. Her experience includes working in the area of food composition, teaching community nutrition, project technical nutrition support, project management, partnerships, and communication development.

She was an executive and management member of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (2017-2019).


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    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of the Western Cape