Liz Sanders

Co-Founder & Manager
BSc, MNutD, Grad dip Public Health

For more than 20 years I worked 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 teach in public health and community nutrition at a tertiary level.

I bring community development, partnership building and management skills, as well an extensive knowledge of nutrition and food systems to Food Embassy.

I love delicious food and have a desire to connect people over the joy of good food.

Linda Crutchett

Project Manager

Bsc, BND, Cert Narrative Therapy, Cert in Health Administration

I have over 20 years’ nutrition experience in community-wide initiatives, schools, early childhood settings, workplaces and equitable policy development. My work promotes improved health, social connection and community cohesion. I am an accredited practicing dietitian and have a certificate in narrative therapy and health administration.

I’m fascinated by the links across our local biodiversity, urban food production and waste management systems. I’m passionate about enabling people now and in the future to enjoy quality fresh food.

Mattea Palombo
Project Officer 

B. Nut. Diet, APD, AN, MPH

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Accredited Nutritionist

I am an accredited practicing dietitian, nutritionist, health coach, sports dietitian and Master of Public Health. I’ve worked in both hospital and community settings.  

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.

I believe in eating healthy, sustainable, local and environmentally friendly food that nourishes my body. I’m passionate about sharing this belief with people from all walks of life.


Kaye Mehta

Strategic planning, research and evaluation, funding


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.


Kahlia Clarke

Project Officer

BAgSc, BEnvPolMgt

I am a student of agricultural sciences and environmental policy at the University of Adelaide passionate about sustainable food systems and community-led social change, particularly amongst younger generations.

I have worked in leadership, communications and project/ event management roles with multiple environmental NGOs as well as the University of Adelaide's sustainability engagement branch, and am eager to pursue a career in sustainable food production and  working with communities to build climate resilience and food sovereignty.