Mia Smith, RD

Registered Dietitian

Areas of Expertise

Nutrition, Infant & Baby Development, Child Development

About Me

I help adults and children to achieve optimal health using food and nutrition through evidence-based research. My strengths are holistic health management through all stages of life including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, toddlerhood and diseases of lifestyle.

Do you have any nutritional or health goals? Please reach out to me as I would love to go on a wellness journey with you!

Sessions starting at USD 30

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Lives in: Botswana
Nationality: South African
Countries/Regions of Expertise: South Africa, Botswana, United States, United Arab Emirates
Languages Spoken: Afrikaans, English
Mia Smith

Service Offerings

As a Registered Dietitian specializing in Paediatric Health, I can assist you with:

  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Nausea/food aversions
  • Gestational diabetes
  • How nutrition changes from one trimester to another
  • Excessive weight gain/ underweight pregnancies
  • Prenatal supplements
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Nutrition during lactation
  • Breastfeeding troubleshooting & support
  • Issues with latch
  • Pumping
  • Positioning
  • Introducing solids to baby- Baby-led weaning
  • Picky eating/toddlerhood
  • Food allergies
  • Constipation/diarrhoea
  • Growth faltering/stunting
  • Obesity
  • Creating a mindful and intuitive relationship with food right from the start!

I also specialize in plant-based health. Using the power of plants, I can help you battle lifestyle diseases such as type-2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol or heart disease. Whether you are doing it for the planet, the animals or your health, any bit of plant based eating is beneficial! Allow me to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.

*Please note that for adults and teenagers, I can provide a meal plan if that is desired. For children and infants, however, I provide a guide and ideas but it is more stressful to provide portion sizes and measurements as their appetites vary from day to day and they should not be pressured into eating a certain amount.

Book a Session

1-on-1 Session

Do you have questions or concerns about what to eat during your pregnancy? Are you struggling with what foods to introduce to your baby after sweet potato, banana and avocado? Does your child suffer from food allergies? Allow me to put your nutrition concerns to rest by providing you with evidence based answers.

60 min
USD 90/session

Follow-up Consultation

This consultation is for people who have already had an initial consult and want to check-in or ask any follow up questions.

30 min
USD 50/session

Meal Plan

This session is for those of you who have already met with me for an initial consultation and are ready to get started on a personalised meal plan.

20 min
USD 30/session

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Book an obligation-free consultation with Mia Smith to learn more about the session(s) offered, see how you connect, and have your questions answered.

What You'll Get

1-on-1 Coaching

Personalized Plan

Advice and strategies

What Other Clients Are Saying

Mia helped my baby and I so much in one session. She is so knowledgeable and also willing to find you extra resources/answers. Our session definitely empowered me to start our baby-led weaning journey successfully.
Before our consultation, I was so worried about food and what to feed my picky toddler. Using Mia's practical approach and strategies, we have introduced so many new foods in low pressure settings. He is definitely more adventurous and a healthy happy boy.
Mia met with me during each of my three trimesters and right after I had the baby. I had a healthy happy vegan pregnancy and am now exclusively breastfeeding my child 8 months later. Thanks to Mia, I was not anxious about what nutrients my baby needed as she set everything out so clearly for us.

Meet the Expert

Hi! I'm Mia, a Registered Dietitian originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Currently I am in Gaborone, Botswana, I have also lived in the USA (Texas, Ohio & Indiana) and the UAE (Al Ain).

One of my favorite things about being exposed to other cultures and expats are the many different foods I've gotten to try and love. This ultimately led me to becoming a Dietitian to specialize in all things nutrition science!

One thing that is common across the many different places I have lived is the struggle with childhood nutrition. Sometimes the importance of developing a positive relationship with food is underestimated during this time and I am here to help you take the guess work out of what to feed your family but more importantly how to do it.

Living in Africa where socio-economic circumstances are not always ideal has made me a very passionate advocate for breastfeeding and I have taken extensive courses as well as worked hands on with moms & babies in order to become a breastfeeding expert. Across the board this is something that families struggle with the most during infancy and with empowerment and support this can definitely be a beautiful successful journey (however that looks like to you).

I believe that nutrition should be individualized and practical in a way that works for you and your situation!

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