Lindsey Leatherbarrow

Registered Dietitian based in Rivonia, Johannesburg.

Plate Matters

What is on your plate matters to me!

The quantity and quality of the food you choose to put on your plate is important. Some plates are too empty, others too full, some are nutritionally unbalanced even though they might be filling. What you eat in between platefuls is also important. That is why I use unique food models to help my clients visualize what a healthy plate of food looks like and how to plan balanced, nutritional meals.

Health is not merely the absence of disease. It is being physically, mentally and spiritually well. It is living a long and vibrant life. I strive to teach clients to live a healthy lifestyle through healthier food choices. I aim to improve their nutritional wellbeing, whether through the control of disease conditions, managing weight or for achieving sports goals, based on scientifically sound principles. The aim is always optimal health.

I have been in private practice for 24 years. I run a general practice, consulting adults and children about nutrition. I am happily married and have two young adult children. I am a cyclist and swimmer and I am passionate about any kind of handwork. I am a follower of Jesus.


BSc Dietetics

University of KZN

Postgrad Diploma in Dietetics

University of Pretoria

Advanced Course in Diabetes Care

The Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology

DNA Training

DNAlysis and Geneway

What is a dietitian?

A dietitian is the expert when it comes to the area of nutrition. A dietitian uses nutrition research to help individuals or groups make healthy food choices appropriate to them. This can be to help maintain optimal energy levels, to manage conditions diseases of lifestyle such as Diabetes and heart disease or to aid a sportsman to achieve their goal in a race. In fact a dietitian can assist in any health condition where nutrition plays a role. Only evidence based research is used and there is no one-size-fits-all eating plan. A dietitian will tailor make an eating plan that takes into account your personal food preferences, your health and your goals. Often lifestyle changes are difficult and a dietitian will guide your step by step through the process.

“If it’s about nutrition, ask a dietitian.” (Association for Dietetics in South Africa)