We believe in the critical value of & need for robust research into nutrition

The Noakes Foundation is a Non-Profit Corporation founded for public benefit which aims to advance medical science’s understanding of the benefits of a low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet by providing evidence-based information on optimum nutrition that is free from commercial agenda.

The foundation is currently looking for funding to run several of its ground-breaking research programmes into healthy eating based on the Low Carbohydrate eating science.

As required by the Companies Act, all funds will be used to achieve the goals of the foundation, and will not be directly or indirectly distributed to any person unless it supports the fulfilment of these objectives.

The Directors

These passionate individuals are the driving force behind the Foundation.

Travis Noakes

Travis has been working where brand development meets health promotion since 1999. He spent nearly a decade helping Winning Wellness (Pty) Ltd…

Dr. HassinaKajee

Dr Kajee was instrumental in overseeing and facilitating the Foundation’s first ever Eat Better South Africa! intervention programme…

Dr. NevilleWellington

Neville is a GP and managing practitioner at Kenilworth Medicross. He has been working in medicine for over 21 years, with paediatrics…


John is the Foundation’s financial manager.


Adam is a corporate and commercial business and legal consultant, holding BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town…

Tim Noakes

Prof Noakes has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has been cited more than 16 000 times in…

The Team

The committed team making things happen at The Noakes Foundation.


Ambassadors for The Noakes Foundation are people who support us actively in the media and public domain to share our messaging, thereby contributing to a healthier South Africa and world.

Sami Inkinen

Donal O’Neill

Gary Taubes

Bruce Fordyce

David Pocock

Euodia Samson

Andre Obradovic

Nina Teicholz
Nina Teicholz

Zoë Harcombe
Zoë Harcombe

Caryn Zinn

Sean Sakinofsky


Our affiliates are companies or products which ascribe to and promote the Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle.
Their values and practices are in line with ours. If you would like to find out more about becoming an affiliate,
simply click here.





A person who actively supports the LCHF movement, and who works towards changing the way South Africa, and hopefully the world, thinks about food. He or she actively supports the agenda and work that The Noakes Foundation does. Contact us if you feel you are a friend or would like to become one!