Kath Megaw has been in child nutrition for 20 years. She is South Africa’s leading paediatric dietician and holds four medical qualifications including a paediatric dietetic qualification from the prestigious John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. She has been published in the Epilepsia journal on the use of the paediatric ketogenic diet in third-world settings and frequently speaks to groups of both professionals and parents on infant and childhood nutrition. For over a decade Kath has advocated a high fat, low carb diet for all children, not just those with medical problems.
Kath believes it is in no way dangerous for children to stop eating sugar and “white foods”. It is her professional opinion that this is the best route for all families to go. However, Kath is wise enough to know that a strictly restrictive diet is neither practical nor advisable for children. She recommends a move to healthy, natural food shared in a loving family environment. It’s not about what’s “allowed”, it’s about what’s healthy.