About Us

So here is some background on how I ended up where I am today…

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Thereafter I did a year of community service at Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging, Gauteng. I then continued to work in the public sector at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg to gain more experience in the field of dietetics.
I have always had a dream of starting my own private practice, and so I decided to be brave and pursue this in 2015. I am so passionate about helping and motivating people to make the necessary changes toward a healthier lifestyle. Every day at my practice is truly a rewarding experience.



My main aim is to provide YOU with sound nutritional advice so that you can reach your health goals through a healthy BALANCED diet and lifestyle.


Sumaiya is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) and is conscientious with attending continuous nutrition education programs to ensure she is up to date with the latest in nutrition research.

I am also an accredited provider for Discovery Vitality nutrition consultations to assist members with achieving their health and wellness goals. I have a special interest in diabetes care and have been certified by the Centre of Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) as a preferred provider for the management of their members


Since I feel it is so important to stay abreast with ever-changing science, I have completed a course in Nutrigenomics to allow me to personalize your diet based on your genetics. I have always been a firm believer in that “you are what you eat” and chose this career in nutrition and dietetics to educate, inspire and encourage people to make the right food choices.

Let us help you improve your life!

Our main aim is to provide YOU with sound nutritional advice so that you can reach your health goals through a healthy BALANCED diet and lifestyle.

About Simone...

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg. I then worked at St Apollinaris Hospital in Creighton, KZN completing my community service year. Following this, I continued to work in the public sector at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Durban where I gained invaluable experience. I also gained experience working in the private sector in 2016 and joined Sumaiya Essa Registered Dietitians in 2017.


I firmly believe in a holistic approach to healthcare and lifestyle change and have a passion for helping people achieve their goals.


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