Guillén, Georgina

Georgina holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona, Spain and an MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health. She worked as an intern for The Noakes Foundation in 2017 and now she is currently a PhD Candidate at the Division of Physiology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is part of the Eat Better South Africa’s research team and her study is a mixed method of qualitative and quantitative research to evaluate the Eat Better South Africa intervention program on components of metabolic syndrome on women from South African under-resourced communities.

After working in community pharmacies and public hospitals in Spain, USA and Peru, she realized the need of a nutritional approach to chronic disease. Georgina is passionate about gender inequality, women’s rights, nutrition, public health and diet-related diseases. Her research career is focus on understanding the social determinants that affect women’s health in low-income communities and how to bring low carbohydrate diets into those areas to treat metabolic diseases.

Georgina believes that through Eat Better South Africa programs women are empowered and consequently, the wider community is influenced by virtue of their position in the household. She advocates for a whole food based diet, low in sugar and refined carbohydrate that supports better and more affordable food solutions in these communities to address the impact of chronic disease.

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