Sonia Malczyk, MSc, RD

Registered Dietitian

Areas of Expertise

Early Life Nutrition, Fertility Nutrition, Prenatal Nutrition, Maternal Health

About Me

I am a Canadian Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Cape Town, South Africa with a huge enthusiasm for all things food and nutrition. My expertise lies in supporting mothers through pregnancy to treat side effects, calculate dietary requirements, give personalized advice on supplements, decrease the risk of prenatal complications, optimize baby’s future health outcomes, de-bunk nutrition myths, and decrease confusion.

Sessions starting at USD 50

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Lives in: South Africa
Nationality: Canadian
Countries/Regions of Expertise: Canada, South Africa
Languages Spoken: English
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Service Offerings

The most important time in a woman’s life to eat well is the lead-up to and during pregnancy. While pregnancy is a time of a lot of physiological changes, it’s also an amazing time to make healthy shifts in your nutrition habits which will benefit not only you, but your growing family.

I can help you with:
  • Treating pregnancy side effects (nausea & vomiting, constipation, urinary tract infections)
  • Personally tailored advice regarding supplements
  • Personally tailored advice regarding caloric intake, pregnancy weight gain recommendations, and macronutrient breakdown
  • Prevention of pregnancy-related complications for mum (gestational diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, pre-eclampsia, perinatal anxiety and depression, recurrent miscarriage, type 1 diabetes, IBS during pregnancy, bariatric surgery, cholestasis)
  • Preventing future health risks for baby (immune development, food allergies, fussy eating, obesity and chronic disease, neurodevelopment, autism, ADHD)
  • Debunking pregnancy nutrition myths (listeria, heavy metals, beverages during pregnancy, trending foods during pregnancy, etc.)

Book a Session

1-on-1 Session

"Prenatal Nutrition Assessment" - A review of your medical history, current dietary intake, supplements and medications, and pregnancy-related side effects to optimize your nutrition during pregnancy. This session is designed as a comprehensive assessment and will help us to determine some strategies that will help you shift towards a healthy lifestyle during your pregnancy.

60 min
USD 150/session

Prenatal Review Consult

Regular check-ins throughout your pregnancy to adjust dietary intake and nutrition goals, as well as provide nutrition education adapted to your unique needs and your trimester of pregnancy. These sessions are booked following a Prenatal Nutrition Assessment and are individualized based on the prenatal nutrition 'road map' that we developed during your assessment.

30 min
USD 80/session

Morning Sickness Mini-Consult

A mini-consult to discuss your pregnancy-related side effects and find a natural solution to them, using food and fluids instead of medications. This mini-consult includes a review of your 3-day food diary to ensure advice is personally tailored to your unique dietary intake.

30 min
USD 50/session

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Book an obligation-free consultation with Sonia Malczyk 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

“Sonia has helped me navigate the challenging road of what and what not to nourish my body with during my first pregnancy. She’s advised me on foods to include and avoid based on my trimester, related side effects, and current prenatal supplements routine. I’ve found her knowledge and expertise in all things nutrition and all the symptoms related, invaluable during this new and sometimes challenging experience.”
Carly (virtual client; Spain)
“As a vegetarian, Sonia has guided and advised me on specific dietary requirements that have helped with my energy levels, stress management and maintaining an overall balanced eating. Sonia is a wealth of information and has been a fantastic mentor and guide to me. Someone I know I can count on and trust for any health-related advice or guidance. Cannot recommend this lady enough for her compassionate approach to nutrition and health.”
Jacqui (in-person client; South Africa)
“Sonia is a lovely, open-minded, informative, and helpful woman. She offered me a wealth of information on nutrition as well as my physical activity levels to help me towards my goals of a healthier lifestyle. Sonia explained to me many benefits of how to adapt eating plans and combining foods based on my personal situation. A very knowledgeable and helpful dietitian. Thank you, Sonia!”
Bridgette (in-person client; South Africa)

Meet the Expert

Originally from the West Coast of Canada, Sonia graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology in 2010. After several years of work and travel, she decided to pursue an honors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Cape Town. Upon qualifying as a dietitian in 2017, Sonia converted her South African dietetics degree and wrote the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination; she is currently a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. Most recently, Sonia has just completed a Master of Medical Sciences Degree (Nutrition) with a focus on the inflammatory potential of the diet and its impact on non-communicable diseases.

Sonia has spent several years seeing private practice patients as well as working in nutrition research with the University of Cape Town. She has managed and consulted on projects related to the dietary intake of South Africa children, the inflammatory potential of the diet, adolescent obesity, and obesity in pregnancy. Although research has been an incredible scientific foundation for her evidence-based practice, Sonia’s true passion lies in sharing the power of nutrition knowledge with those who can benefit from it the most. Currently, this includes private-practice patients looking for nutrition advice during pregnancy, as well as the membership of Cape Town-based organization Neighbourhood Old Age Homes (NOAH).
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