Ms. Jane Badham

Managing Director
JB Consultancy
South Africa

Jane Badham is both a registered dietitian and registered nutritionist in South Africa and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Dietetics, a Masters degree in Nutrition and a Diploma in Marketing Management.

Jane has been running her own global health communication and strategy business, JB Consultancy, for 25 years. JB Consultancy is a health and nutrition communication, strategy, facilitation and research management company. It focuses on advising development agencies, NGOs, the food industry and the media, both locally and internationally, on issues pertaining to nutrition and wellness with a special focus on trends, food law, micronutrient malnutrition and maternal, infant and young child nutrition. JB Consultancy is well known for its skills in taking the international and national food/health regulations and evidence-based science of health and nutrition to diverse audiences at all levels and for its commitment to towards policy, practice and behaviour change, for ultimate improved health. Jane is also globally in demand as a strategy and meeting facilitator, from small to large and diverse groups, and her ability to facilitate discussions on often emotional and controversial topics has been commended.

She has a passion for transformational leadership development and is actively involved with the African Nutrition Leadership Programme that aims to develop and network young leaders in the field of nutrition in Africa and grow organisational leadership capacity, towards the successful scaling up of nutrition interventions.

Jane is well known in the media and regularly comments on nutrition matters. She has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and contributed to a number of books and short documentaries on nutrition. She has received awards for her scientific writing directed at the public and has been the recipient of the highest honour of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa for her contribution to the profession.

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