Mpho Tshukudu Bio
I am an integrative and functional nutritionist, eco-gastronome, author and pilates instructor.
I believe that food is not just about taste and nutrition. It is an inter-connected network of:
Memories and cultural reflections
Rituals of usage, situations and behaviour
Communication and connection
Production: sun, water, plants animals and humans
You are not just eating food, you are experiencing a system.
My research and communication interests are:
Integrative and functional nutrition
Heritage and indigenous Southern African foods
Taste science and health
Sustainable high quality foods creation and legislation
Food history and culture
Master in Food, Culture Communication and Marketing (University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy)
IFNA Advanced Practice Credential (Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA), U.S.A.)
Post-Grad Diploma in Hospital Dietetics (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, S.A.)
Bachelor of Sciences in Dietetics (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, S.A.)
BASI Pilates Mat Teacher (Body Arts & Sciences International, S.A.)
Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing (Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland)
Eat Ting: Lose Weight, Gain Health & yourself.
Part mouth-watering modern cookbook, part nutritional handbook, part social commentary, dietitian Mpho Tshukudu and food anthropologist Anna Trapido have combined forces to examine the role that culture and context play in the quest for weight loss, health gain and culinary pleasure. Readers who follow the gourmet guidelines will lose weight but this is so much more than just a diet book. Those who lose weight will do so within a broader journey to health, self-knowledge and self-respect.