Sonal Ratan

Sonal qualified as a Registered Dietician from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2013. Her Dietetics career began at a district hospital in a rural area where she completed her community service year. Her surroundings humbled her and inspired her to educate the less fortunate on how to start a sustainable food supply and achieve a balanced diet despite being faced with limited resources. Sonal has always been passionate about exposing the truth about ‘fad diets’ and sharing information surrounding nutrition that has been substantiated with scientific research. This led her join a private practice setting where she treated out-patients with non-communicable diseases and allergies. She also gained valuable experience working with paediatric, medical, neonatal ICU and surgical ICU in-patients. Sonal officially joined the FUTURELIFE® team in November 2016 however her journey with FUTURELIFE® began in the first year of her career when she had first-hand experiences of how their products improved the lives of malnourished and disadvantaged people in a rural hospital setting. During her work in private practice she was a proud ambassador of FUTURELIFE® products. She witnessed how FUTURELIFE® products assisted people from all walks of life to achieve a balanced diet. She is passionate about FUTURELIFE® and continues her journey with the brand as the FUTURELIFE® KZN Regional Dietician.

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