Elizda’s love for food has always been perceptible. She loves that food defines cultures and brings friends and families together. She loves the way it makes you feel and that it shapes the way we look, but most importantly that food can heal people. Her love for food is what brought her to the University of Pretoria where she completed a Bachelor in Dietetics in the year 2014. She completed her community service year at Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital where she gained experience in medical and paediatric in-patients and HIV, diabetics, weight-loss, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and paediatric out-patients. She stayed on at this hospital for an additional 6 months where she worked with neonatal ICU, paediatrics surgery and paediatric oncology patients. Her love for children and keen interest to make in making a difference made her work extremely rewarding. Elizda loves being a dietitian as this broad field offers many different opportunities. She enjoys working with and helping people to make better food choices to live a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Her special interests include paediatrics, weight-loss, sugars and sweeteners. She is part of the dynamic FUTURELIFE® team as a dietician where she covers Johannesburg East and South, Pretoria, North West and the Free State.