Dieticians

Our dieticians play an essential/pivotal role in the FUTURELIFE® Live Smart Centre. They have the education, training, nutritional expertise and know-how, and experience on the ground working in clinics, hospitals and in private practice, to provide the insights, recipes and guidance you need to be able to live healthier and happier lives.

Angie Leach

Angie Leach

Angie studied BSc Dietetics at the University of the Free State and qualified as a registered dietitian in 2011.

She completed her community service year at Grey Hospital in the Eastern Cape, treating a broad variety of disease states and working within the community. Soon after, at the beginning of 2013, Angie joined the dynamic team of dietitians at FUTURELIFE® and she hasn’t looked back.

Angie is a sports nutrition enthusiast and as an avid marathon runner herself, understands the complexities of tweaking the diet to best reach individual requirements for optimal performance outcomes.

Angie is based in the Eastern Cape, she is 2IC of the dietitian team

Elizda Hanekom

Elizda Hanekom

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.

Lara De Santana

Lara De Santana

Having qualified as a registered Dietician in 2010 from the University of Pretoria, Lara found her career starting off in the community setting of a district hospital. It was here that her passion for nutrition truly ignited, although she was in a clinical setting where treatment was key, lifestyle and health education supporting disease prevention was her forte’, and being able to equip individuals with nutrition knowledge that they could take to their families and communities was the most gratifying privilege.

From there she moved into an outpatient role where she dealt exclusively with patients who had HIV/AIDs as well as their many comorbidities. This gave her firsthand experience of the daily obstacles many South Africans face in trying to provide the best for their families, and how hungry for knowledge many are.

This ultimately led her straight into the hands of FUTURELIFE® in 2012, where she not only finds this brand to align directly with her interests and morals, she also feels they offer a platform to educate as well as make a difference in the lives of many.

She now heads up the FUTURELIFE® Dietician team nationally as Head Dietician.

Ntsako Mathye

Ntsako Mathye

Ntsako Mathye is a Registered Dietitian who received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA). She completed her community service at a provincial hospital in Rustenburg. In 2010 she started a four-year long career at Leratong Hospital as a clinical dietitian.
At Leratong Hospital she fell in love with paediatric nutrition and community based nutritional education. She found that the community lacked education on the importance of nutrition in connection to a healthy lifestyle, so it became her passion to educate the community on nutrition from birth throughout the life cycle.
In 2015 she joined the FUTURELIFE® dietitian team and is based in Gauteng. She has keen interests in immunity and paediatric nutrition.

Sonal Ratan

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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