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About Unilever Health

The Diet and health team is passionate about nutrition and community Nutrition Education. We believe in supporting individuals to lead healthier lives by providing them with valuable information and resources.

The team strive to maintain Unilever science-based nutrition criteria and impact on positive nutrition standards. Each member of our Diet and health Team is uniquely qualified within the nutrition profession to share evidence-based information with healthcare professionals as well as the public.

Asanda Ziwane

I’m Asanda Ziwane a food scientist with a BSc Food Sc. degree from Stellenbosch University. I am passionate about food, nutrition, and people. I believe good nutrition should be accessible to all no matter the economic status. I have almost 5 years’ experience in R&D, half of which was spent in Product development for the Unilever Africa Bouillion portfolio which involved product renovations and innovations for all our brands in Africa. Through learning more about nutrition and how it affects our daily lives, I’ve extended my experience to focus on nutrition and health. Some of the ways have included monitoring how our brands measure against our nutrition standards and ensuring we stay true in our communication both in and outside our products.

My purpose is to inspire change by unlocking my inner power and that of every life I have touched. And I believe food can change people's lives for the better. Outside of work you will find me in gym somewhere, the outdoors or chasing some adventure. I love the arts and being creative.

Silindile Mbele

I am Silindile Mbele a Dietitian with a Bsc Dietetics from the University of KwaZulu Natal, with a passion for nutrition and health. My Academic background has equipped me with a strong foundation in understanding the importance of good nutrition in promoting overall health and well-being.

I have a particular interest in paediatric and functional nutrition and health. I believe that establishing healthy eating habits from a young age is crucial for children’s growth and development. Additionally, I am fascinated by the role of nutrition in optimizing the health in individuals with specific dietary needs.

I am sport enthusiast, I actively participate in hockey and netball, which not only promotes my physical fitness but also allows me to understand the nutritional requirements of athletes. I enjoy being outdoors; walking, jogging, or hiking and spending time with family.

Furthermore, I have a strong inclination towards community service. I believe in giving back to society and making a positive impact on the lives of others. I have a volunteered in various community initiatives related to nutrition education and awareness.

Overall, my passion for nutrition, combined with my academic knowledge, sport involvement and commitment to community service, drives me to make a difference in the field of nutrition and wellness.

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