Meet The Team

The Food Embassy Inc was cofounded in 2016 as a not-for-profit social enterprise to address the need for a more equitable food system.

Liz Sanders Founder The Food Embassy

Liz Sanders

Co-Founder & Manager

BSc, MNutD, Grad dip Public Health

Growing up on a farm in the mid north of South Australia, I was hands-on in the world of food from a young age. Early memories of homegrown strawberries and fighting over the crust from the home-made bread are cherished recollections of joy and learning about the taste of good food. Fast-track a few years to a career as a dietitian and community development officer with state and local government in SA and overseas. 

I co-founded the SA Community Foodies program and have taught in public health and community nutrition at Flinders University. I have worked overseas in England as a Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ireland as a cook and in Peru as a volunteer community worker. I therefore bring a wealth of community development, partnership building and management skills, as well an extensive knowledge of nutrition and food systems to The Food Embassy Inc.

I love connecting people over the joy of good food and I am passionate about Indigenous food sovereignty and everyone’s right to delicious, wholesome and affordable food.

Olivia Betro


I have been working with the community for over eight years and relish the opportunity to work alongside community members to get the best out of themselves and their community.
I’ve worked in community development and as a nutritionist in multiple industries throughout my career. I strive to create opportunities to make informed choices around nutrition and wellbeing and believe in collaboration and equity.
Working with the Food Embassy allows me to celebrate community and work within my values of connection, nourishing food and wellbeing for all people.

Mattea Palombo

Accredited Practising Dietitian/Nutritionist

I am an accredited practicing dietitian with 7 years of experience. I am the director of Adelaide Nutrition but also do some community nutrition work as a contractor with The Food Embassy Inc.

In my role with Food Embassy, I bring care, love, knowledge, dedication, enthusiasm and a passion for helping my community be as healthy as they can be.

In my spare time, I love cooking amazing delicious food, I train for Triathlon and spend time with my two cats- Bert and Kitty!


Kaye Mehta


I am a retired community dietitian and public health nutrition academic, having worked for 35 years in various community health services and at Finders University. In my role as community dietitian I primarily worked with low-income communities, including migrant and Indigenous communities, and developed strong advocacy skills through establishing and leading the Coalition of Food Advertising for Children.

Sustainable food systems is an important concern and I co-developed the precursor educational course that is now delivered by The Food Embassy (TFE) as Food Matters. I bring research, evaluation and project management skills to The Food Embassy.