Adrian Penzhorn

 Dietitian /

Hello! I am a Registered Dietitian and a Sports Scientist with a Medical Honors degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Cape Town. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Science from the University of Stellenbosch.

I combine my two passions – sport and food into what I do for a living. I am in private practice at Constantia Sports Medicine Centre and growing my business steadily. I am happy to be my own boss! I am founder and owner of Food For Sport, a brand that has sound nutrition principles at its core.

This has evolved through a website, workshops and talks, consultation with industry, working with sports teams and individuals, gyms and schools. I am focused on taking correct nutrition information to where it is needed and putting it into practice.

I am a committee member of the Western Cape Association for Dieticians South Africa (ADSA) and responsible for continuing the professional development portfolio.


Where I grew up:
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Where I live now:
Cape Town, South Africa

Favorite vacation spot:
Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

Favorite home cooked meal:
Fresh pasta with nutmeg, parmesan and truffle oil.

Fun foods to make:
Anything in my sous vide water bath.

Best olive oil I’ve ever had:
Klein Olyvensbosch, a local farm just outside of Cape Town.

What I order 9 times out of 10 when dining out:
I never order the same thing and it is usually something odd or new – I am a big fan of head to tail cooking so sweetbreads, livers, tails or cheeks if they are on the menu!

Favorite exercise:
Trail running.

Special Interests within nutrition:
Performance and sports nutrition and metabolic health.

Special Interests outside of my profession:
Cooking, travelling and my vinyl collection.

Follow me on:
Facebook: @FoodforsportZA

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About Author

I was born and raised in Maine, where the State motto is "The Way Life Should Be," speaking to their beautiful coast line, mountain ranges, farmland, small cobble stone cities, and last but not least, the down-to-earth people. In was trained in NYC completing my MS degree in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics at NYU. After expat experienes in small town Germany and big city Dubai, I am now residing in Paris with my husband. All things are new.

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