Salome Kruger is a registered dietitian and pharmacist and Professor of Nutrition at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University. As member of consultative groups to the South African Department of Health she has advised on national policy. She is a member of an African working group on anthropometry and cardiometabolic disease and the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group. She is a Deputy Editor of the international journal, Public Health Nutrition and member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. Her current NRF rating is C1 and she is a Fellow of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.
She received awards for best publications and presentations, including the John M Kinney award for the best publication in the journal, Nutrition, the ICAO-Lilly award at the International Congress on Abdominal Obesity, Canada and the Nutrition Society of South Africa award for nutrition research.