Zelda shares her knowledge on childhood nutrition with thousands of parents by writing nutritional articles monthly for Baba & Kleuter magazine. She featured in an electronic magazine: From Baby to Child, and trains dieticians throughout South Africa in Paediatric Nutrition.
Zelda obtained her B.Dietetics degree from the University of Pretoria in 2002, where she received several awards. She completed her Community Service at Odi Hospital in Mabopane outside Pretoria, working mostly in Pediatrics and then started her career in dietetics at Pretoria Academic Hospital where she worked for four years in all the different areas of Pediatrics, as well as Obstetrics.
After her second child was born in 2010, she started her own part time private practice, focusing on Pediatric patients.
She served on the Gauteng Breastfeeding Forum Coordinating Committee from 2007 to 2010, have been a guest on Great Expectations (2007, 2010) and writes articles for various magazines and newspapers.
Zelda was blessed with a daughter in May 2013 and is currently a proud breastfeeding mom, while continuing to impact the lives of many families.
She is extremely passionate about baby and child feeding and wants to equip caregivers to teach their children to love healthy food and develop healthy eating habits. This passion stirred her to start a company Family First Nutrition Pty (Ltd) in 2013. Through this internet based company, she empowers parents to raise healthy children. Having family as one of her values, she also has a huge passion to see families eating and living healthy together!.