Our Team - Canterbury
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Kerryn McArthur, Programme Manager (Christchurch) and Programme Facilitator
Kerryn is a Medical Herbalist and Naturopath and has been our facilitator in Christchurch for several years now. Nothing makes her happier than sharing her passion for nutritious and delicious food with her clients, as well as educating and keeping them motivated throughout the program. The feedback she has had since incorporating the program in to her clinical practice has been nothing but positive. The recipes are simple, very tasty and can be enjoyed by whole family. She also enjoys observing the shift in attitude towards food and finds that there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the naturally occurring health improvements and enhanced vitality that naturally transpire after its completion. Kerryn is a huge believer of food being our first medicine but if required, she will adopt a broader scope of treatment including herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and various testing. She also uses scientifically-validated technology (VLA Quadscan), a bio-impedance tool that can guide you through your journey by enabling you to learn more about your body composition i.e. fat mass, body cell mass which includes both your muscles and organs; hydration levels or the fluid composition inside and outside your cells; and various other parameters which provide valuable information about your current health status, including how well you are ageing. VLA actually stands for Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing.
Annette Telfer, Programme Facilitator
Annette has spent 8 years working and travelling the World with an International Airline and is currently working in the tourism industry. With travelling and being unable to keep up optimal nutrition, she has experienced first hand the devastation to health that modern convenience eating can bring.
Over the past few years she has become passionate about ‘eating clean’ and cooking and sharing the food she prepares with others. She is currently on the Taste Success programme. Annette is committed to personal health and fitness and is keen to assist and coach others along their pathway of discovering the joy of wellness through healthy eating.
Having travelled this journey herself, Annette is aiming to meet and support other people who want to improve their health and assist them to find a simply better way with the Taste Success programme while still having fun along the way.
Sherif Abdrabou, Programme Facilitator
At the age of 5, Sherif moved to Christchurch with his family from Egypt. Moving to a new country at such a young age, gave him the fondness of meeting new people from all around the world and hearing their stories. In 2016, Sherif graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science specialising in sport and exercise. Throughout studying, it was the nutrition papers that inspired him to share his knowledge about the benefits of a whole foods based lifestyle. Sherif believes that nutrition is about eating delicious whole foods as a way of nourishing the body, so that people can be the best version of themselves. With the help of the Taste Success programmes, he is excited to support people on their journey towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Robyn McArthur, Programme Facilitator
Robyn is just like those of you who have been attracted to the Taste Success website. She has had the ups and downs of managing her weight and totally understands the challenges of juggling family and work commitments whilst somehow finding the time to focus on you. To enjoy good health and wellbeing requires ongoing learning and we are now in an age where we are bombarded with advice of what we “should” or “shouldn’t” eat or do. After many years of informally studying the subject of nutrition, Robyn is positive that sticking to a wholesome, tasty meal plan that works for individuals or family needs and to keep moving as much as possible, is the way to go. The Taste Success programme will help you make the required mind-set shift and provide you with a food plan that keeps you on track. Having completed the programme herself, Robyn would love to support you to achieve the outcomes you are wanting.
Svetlana Kilpatrick, Programme Facilitator
Svetlana qualified as a doctor in Kazakhstan, where she was born, and is an experienced nutritionist. She moved to New Zealand, having fallen in love with a kiwi-man and the food of Aotearoa.
Svetlana wants to share her passion for proper nutrition with everyone. She has been convinced for many years working as a health-coach that food is a metaphor of life. She believes the health relationship with food and the ability to fill yourself with nutrients gives people freedom, health, happiness and longevity.
Svetlana draws her inspiration in the preparation of simple and nutritious dishes and will happily pass it on to you. She loves the Taste Success programme as the meals are easy to cook and easy to eat! It is full of flavour and power.
Amber Wei, Programme Facilitator
Amber is a trained nutritionist who graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Human Nutrition. She worked as a health magazine editor for many years and has held several weight loss support groups for men and women in the past. Amber believes in the power of a truly balanced diet to give people more energy to live happier lives, and believes this is the pressure-free way to shed unwanted weight. She lost 12 kg herself after her first baby and has helped other mothers with their everyday diet. Amber loves the recipes Taste Success provides, as they truly are healthy, easy-to-prepare, delicious tasting, and work wonders for your body! Talk to Amber today (in English or Mandarin) and let your diet help you to bring back the body you love, embrace beautiful skin and start a brand new, happy relationship with food.
Amanda Grindrod, Programme Facilitator
Amanda is a registered nurse with an enthusiasm for natural therapies and a passion for healthy eating and nutrition. She has studied aromatherapy and is currently studying organic skincare formulation.
Amanda has worked in the health arena for 20 years and enjoys working with people, providing education, support and motivation in order that they achieve and sustain their goals for health and well-being.
She has become more interested and mindful of how daily nutritional choices impact upon health and well-being. Amanda was attracted to the Taste Success programme because it offers excellent nutrition and a sustainable approach to weight loss and better health. She is looking forward to sharing the benefits of improved health and well-being the programme offers.