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Consultations | Nicola Drabble


Initial Consultation

The first consultation is 60 minutes and will include:

  • Assessment of your individual objectives
  • Explore your knowledge, beliefs and attitudes relating to food and nutrition
  • Full medical, family, weight and dietary history
  • Weight, Height and BMI calculation
  • Dietary assessment which includes assessment: of the type and amount of foods eaten; whether all nutrients are being consumed; the main food sources of energy consumption; meal patterns
  • Individualised nutritional education which includes a discussion about your condition and the impact of diet and nutrition, linking other dietary and lifestyle risk factors which may become apparent
  • Setting of individual goals according to your likes, dislikes, cultural beliefs and lifestyle
  • Formulation of an eating plan to suit your individual need according to the obtained information
  • Behaviour changes
  • Assessment of activity
  • Weekly food diary analysis and correspondence


Follow up visits

30 min consultation

  • Assessment of whether individual goals have been achieved
  • Assessment of how you are coping with recommended dietary and behaviour changes
  • To identify any barriers to change to help with compliance with the eating plan
  • Behaviour change techniques to help you achieve your goals
  • Making dietary changes if necessary
  • Setting of individual goals
  • Weekly food diary analysis and correspondence


Discovery Vitality Assessment

I offer the Vitality Nutrition Assessment which is 30-40minutes and allows you to earn 5000 vitality points. You’ll get a report with advice and recommendations to take home with you. This assessment costs R290 which is fully claimable from Discovery Health.

PLEASE NOTE:   The VNA is not a full dietary consultation, it is an assessment designed by Discovery as part of their Vitality Rewards Program. It is a way to earn Vitality points. The assessment gives you an overview of your current health status and some general guidelines.


I am a cash practice. On payment directly to me, you will receive an invoice which may be submitted to your medical aid.  They will reimburse you accordingly.

Consultations are in my offices:

Mondays and Fridays: Wanderers Sports Medical Center (WSMC), The Bidvest Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Illovo


Tuedays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:  Netcare Waterfall City Hospital, Waterfall Estate, Kyalami, Midrand.