About NAQ Nutrition
Our Mission: To achieve better health and wellbeing for the community by providing the resources people need to make informed food choices.
The Australian Nutrition Foundation (Qld Div) Inc, trading as NAQ Nutrition (NAQ), is a non profit, non government community nutrition education organisation that has TDGR and charity status. NAQ was established in 1994 and has a 20 year history as a key community nutrition education body and is highly regarded as the independent voice of nutrition education in the Queensland community. NAQ is governed by a Committee of Management.
We deliver services across Queensland with individual members, organisations, corporate partners and other government and non-government key stakeholders to promote evidence-based healthy living messages. Our health promotion services and strategies including a range of nutrition education and cooking skill programs and other resources for various community groups across the lifespan to promote healthy life choices in relation to healthy food selection and physical activity.
Executive Officer: Sharyn Deam
With an in-depth knowledge of the organisation’s strategic direction and values, she works to ensure these are considered in both long and short term goals as well as when developing and implementing the organisation’s policies and procedures. She works closely with the NAQ staff to identify new products and business and forming teams to develop and implement plans.
Sharyn is a strong advocate of making healthy eating choices and incorporating physical activity in to her daily life. She regularly enjoys hiking, mountain bike riding and yoga.
Nutrition Services Manager: Nicole Bentley
Nicole loves getting people excited about healthy eating and making this easily incorporated into their lives. Being a mother to two small boys, Nicole is passionate about early childhood nutrition and enjoys living a healthy and active lifestyle and spending time with family and friends.
Committee of Management
Chairperson: Mikael Wedemeyer
Deputy Chairperson: Jim McKnoulty
Known in the Brisbane business community for his passion for sustainability, Jim McKnoulty was foundation Chair of CitySmart, the Chairman of RPS Australia-East, past Queensland and National President of Greening Australia and represented Premiers Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman on the board of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.
As a consultant, a developer, entrepreneur and leader in the Not for Profit Sector, Jim describes himself as a natural capitalist and has dedicated his career in industry and not for profit sector to creating sustainable business models.
Treasurer: Kirsty Cunningham
Kirstie currently works as a Nutrition Assistant at the Wesley Hospital to assist patients with medical nutrition therapy and has been a member of Nutrition Australia since 2014.
Kirstie has a Bachelor degree in Health Science majoring in nutrition with a minor in counselling. In her spare time Kirstie enjoys yoga and growing her own vegetables at home. She is always in the kitchen and loves to create new recipes and share them online with her local community.
Secretary: Kate Agnew
Kate Agnew is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the Director of Marketing and Communications at Dietitian Connection – an organisation that empowers and inspires dietitians through professional development opportunities. Kate has a Bachelor degree in Exercise & Nutrition Science and a Masters of Dietetics Studies; she is passionate about innovating and problem-solving in the area of health and nutrition to ultimately, create a healthier environment for all Australians.
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