Bridget Surtees graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1996 with a B.Sc Medical Honours in Nutrition & Dietetics. After graduating she worked overseas in the United Kingdom for 6 years. During this time she specialised as a Paediatric Dietitian through world- renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital. Bridget was the Paediatric and Adolescent dietitian at the University College London Hospital in London for the majority of her time spent in the United Kingdom. Her specialist areas of dietetics included premature infant nutrition, oncology, diabetes, allergy and gastroenterology.
In 2003 Bridget moved to Sydney, Australia with her husband .For the next 7 years she worked as a Paediatric Dietitian at the Sydney Children’s Hospital . She worked in a variety of different paediatric specialities namely the Intensive Care unit (providing nutritional care for critically ill babies and children), the Mental Health Unit (working with children and adolescents with eating disorders), the Neurology patients (administering the ketogenic diet for children with intractable epilepsy; and providing nutritional care for children with muscular dystrophies and other neurological conditions), the Allergy clinic and patients with Inflammatory Bowel disorders (Crohn's disease, Coeliac disease and Ulcerative Coilitis)
After the birth of her first child she started a very successful Private Practice in Paediatric Nutrition ,based in Sydney. She worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of paediatric health care professionals. Bridget now resides in Cape Town with her young family and runs a Private Practice - Nutrition4KIDS. Bridget also works at RealFood Dietitians where she supports clients who want to follow a lower carbohydrate lifestyle for health or medical reasons.
Bridget is registered with Discovery to conduct Vitality Nutrition Assessments, including the Vitality Baby for during pregnancy and afterwards in baby’s first year
Bridget Has recently co-authored the book "Raising Superheroes" along with Professor Tim Noakes and Jonno Proudfoot. Bridget regularly gives television interviews for eNCA