About
Nutrition Network

The Nutrition Network is an online, accredited education, connection, and learning platform founded by The Noakes Foundation in partnership with an esteemed team of doctors and scientists. The platform has been designed for healthcare practitioners across all disciplines, covering the latest science and research in the field of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction.

Our purpose

The purpose of Nutrition Network is to actively share the knowledge, research, analysis, and practical skills that already exist in the area of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction with those wanting to learn more and implement these strategies into their clinical or professional practice.

Knowledge

Providing the most credible and up to date information in the field of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction and Ketogenic nutrition

Research

All training content is backed by the most robust scientific research

Analysis

Our training curriculums are scoped, curated and developed by the Nutrition Network Medical and Scientific Advisory Board in collaboration with our wide international network of expert lecturers

Practical skills

Learn both the theory as well as practical application tools for implementing this nutritional therapy in practice

CPD Accredited online professional trainings

The Nutrition Network has been accredited by The CPD Standards Office. We have been assured that the accreditation is recognized and respected internationally. Formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries and across all professional sectors.

Our team

Meet the team behind Nutrition Network who are dedicated to promoting evidence-based nutrition education and training.
Jayne Bullen

Jayne Bullen

Managing Director

Jayne believes research in healthcare needs better funding and strong minds. As the Chief Operating Officer of The Noakes Foundation, she established Eat Better South Africa alongside inspiring colleagues and Prof Noakes and believes in building stronger collaboration in the nutrition and science game. After realizing the dichotomy between brand research budgets and human health research, she decided to leave the formal research world, committed to bringing her global experience in big biz research, systems, and policy change expertise into new areas to affect change to human health.

Jayne is an MBA Chevening Scholar, High Dip in Marketing and International Relations graduate. In her MBA at Leeds University, she focussed on the regulation of marketing to children in the food and fast food categories, later conducting Pan European media research and strategy evaluation in this area for various global health bodies and brands.

As an extension of her collaborative vision for the future of human health and better healthcare systems, she co-founded Nutrition Network and has been its Managing Director since it was founded in 2018.

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Tim Noakes

Tim Noakes

Chief Medical Director
Prof Noakes studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT), obtaining an MBChB degree and an MD and DSc (Med) in Exercise Science. He is now an Adjunct Professor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), following his retirement from the Research Unit of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. In 1995 he was a co-founder of the now prestigious Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA). He has been rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of SA (NRF) for a third 5-year term. In 2008 he received the Order of Mapungubwe, Silver, from the President of South Africa for his “excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise”. Prof Noakes has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has been cited more than 21 000 times in scientific literature and has an H-index of 77. He has won numerous awards over the years and made himself available on many editorial boards. Following the publication of the best-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution, he founded The Noakes Foundation, the focus of which is to raise funding to support high-quality research of the eating plan described in the book. He is now the co-founder and Chief Medical Director of the Nutrition Network and devotes a majority of his time to promoting the low carbohydrate high-fat diet, especially for those with insulin resistance, and on raising funds for Eat Better South Africa! and research through The Noakes Foundation.
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Candice Egnos

Candice Egnos

Project Director
Candice is a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Social Sciences UCT graduate, but her true passion lies in all things health and nutrition-related. She is a keen foodie and is knowledgeable about the LCHF / Keto environment. Candice was The Noakes Foundations Communications Executive for 3 years and is now the Project Director of the Nutrition Network. She is thrilled to be a part of a team that is changing the way people around the world think about food and nutrition.
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Tamzyn Murphy

Registered Dietitian
Tamzyn is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Physiology (Dist.) in which she investigated Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diets and Type 2 Diabetes. Tamzyn’s special interest and experience in LCHF / Keto diets make her a key member of the Nutrition Network team. Tamzyn is also co-founder of Real Food Dietitians, a private dietetics practice focusing on Keto diets, where she consults with patients and runs Low Carbohydrate Challenges. Tamzyn has work experience in the community, supplement industry, nutrition writing, and editing for the media, as well as in low carbohydrate research.
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Hassina Kajee

Medical Director
Dr Hassina Kajee specialised as an Internist and then landed her dream job heading up the High Care Unit of a teaching hospital in South Africa. As her patient population became younger and more patients were being admitted with chronic disease, some under the age of 30, she realized she needed to evolve her practice. She embarked on a journey to empower patients and health care providers alike with nutrition and lifestyle education in order to transform their health. Thus it was that she co-founded Nutrition Network, an educational platform that was instrumental in bringing Keto education to thousands of health care practitioners and nutrition advisors across the globe. Through this initiative, Nutrition Network has also become largest the affiliate of the Eat Better South Africa campaign in South Africa that brings nutrition interventions to under-resourced communities in South Africa. Dr Kajee also sees patients in private practice and is a mum to two low carb kiddies and wife to one low carb emergency physician. Her message of compassion and understanding is a lesson for us all!
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Neville Wellington

Neville Wellington

Medical Director
Dr Neville Wellington is a GP and managing practitioner at Kenilworth Medicross, as an associate with 12 other GP’s. He has been in practice for over 27 years now. He completed a two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes in 2012, through the University of Cardiff and now runs a Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE), with a diabetes educator. Following the completion of the Diploma, Neville became interested in the science behind low carbohydrate lifestyles, especially when patients started following this lifestyle and were experiencing some profound benefits. At the time Prof Noakes was starting to advocate for a low carbohydrate lifestyle, and this helped Neville to investigate the science more fully, and ultimately led to him using the lifestyle for his patients with diabetes and other Non-communicable diseases. He has seen patients reverse their diabetes, and has recently been the lead physician in a lifestyle trial attempting to find novel methods to reverse diabetes in patients. He is a lifelong learner and continues to research methods and lifestyles which would help his patients treat their chronic diseases with minimal medication. He is a staunch advocate of low carbohydrate lifestyles as well as the use of effective monitoring in patients.
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Bronwyn Harker

Marketing Manager

Bronwyn holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of Cape Town. She is an experienced strategic marketing and communications professional with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in digital marketing in across various industries, particularly in the online education space.

As a proficient marketer, Bronwyn believes customer experience must be central to any brand engagement and successful marketing initiative. Developing personalised marketing strategies using real data-driven insights is what will have the highest impact on the success of marketing campaigns – it’s all about the data and the numbers.

Bronwyn believes in living a healthy and well-balanced life. She is active and sporty and ran her first marathon in 2023. She’s excited to drive growth at Nutrition Network through implementing strategic and customer centric marketing initiatives to support the company’s vision to “change healthcare, one practitioner at a time”.

Central to her outlook on life is “You’ll never know what you can do until you try”, and “Tomorrow could be your best day, so keep going.”

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Sabrina Van Dieman

Junior Marketing Manager

Sabrina has a BTech degree in marketing as well as a background in digital marketing, and campaign management and enjoys driving results in an ever-evolving digital landscape. She believes in putting customers first and advocates for customer-centric approaches. As a marketer in the education and health industry, she is driven by a profound belief in the power of knowledge and wellness to transform lives, and remains passionately committed to facilitating access to quality education and healthcare information, making these essential resources accessible to as many people as possible. Sabrina is the Junior Marketing Manager at Nutrition Network and is excited to see what the future holds for world health and LCHF through growth and innovation. Contact Sabrina at [email protected]

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Eat Better South Africa

Eat better South Africa! (EBSA) is the community outreach branch of The Noakes Foundation, and is an intervention programme aimed at educating people from lower income areas, teaching them to get better by eating better. 

Mission:

EBSA’s mission is to educate under-resourced community members about the dangers of excessive sugar and carbohydrate consumption, and to teach them how to make better food choices through dietary education, meal and budget planning, and general nutritional awareness.

Thank you

A portion of each Nutrition Network course enrolment fee goes towards funding The Noakes Foundation and the important research work they are doing.