About NAQ Nutrition

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.

 


Chairperson: DR Peter Goodwin

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Deputy Chairperson: Mikael Wedemeyer

Mikael Wedemeyer is the the Founder and Creative Director of Niche Studio, a web design and development company who are proud to make great websites. He has a Bachelor of Built Environment (Industrial Design) with Distinction, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Mikael has worked across many areas of technical innovation including web design and development, gaming design and development, and interaction design. He has first-hand experience starting, growing and running a business. “Using creativity and great design to make simple things easier for people inspires me every day.”

Secretary: Aloysa Hourigan

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Aloysa Hourigan (B.Sc; Grad. Dip Nutr & Diet;Grad Dip Counselling)  currently works as nutrition program manager and senior nutritionist for NAQ Nutrition (previously known as Nutrition Australia Qld) and additionally, works in her own private dietetic practice. Aloysa’s special interest is communicating effective messages to help people achieve effective lifestyle change and to promote health and wellbeing. Aloysa’s other skills include advocating for community and public health nutrition issues on behalf of Nutrition Australia and NAQ Nutrition both in the media, and through other forums.

Treasurer: Katherine Warth

Katherine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with over 30 years experience in a wide range of settings. She has principally worked in her own private practice, the Eat Well Centre in Brisbane and for Queensland Health in both Community and hospital environments. She presently works in a Specialist Outpatient Clinic at Logan Hospital with a team of Physiotherapists and Psychologist, providing a service to those who are above their healthy weight.

Katherine also enjoys her role as Consultant Dietitian to Brisbane Grammar School Boarding House and to Trim-a-Weigh, the first home-delivered, calorie-controlled meal service in Brisbane.
Katherine has always been an active member of her profession, from Foundation President of the College of Dietitian-Nutritionists in Private Practice in the 1980’s and 1990’s to Chairperson of the Queensland Branch of DAA and Media Spokesperson in the 1990’s.

She joined the Committee of Management of Nutrition Australia, Qld Division as Secretary in 2009.


Committee Members:


Heilala Tabete


Sharyn Deam (NAQ Business Manager)


 



What does NAQ offer?

  • Programs aimed at specific target groups (early childhood, outside school hours care, schools, sporting canteens, aged care and workplaces in the Queensland population)
  • Operation as a Registered Training organisation (Food Smart Training) with scope to deliver food safety supervisor training and other units of competency relating to nutrition and menu planning for the health and community services, and retail and hospitality sectors
  • Delivery of a wide range of tailored nutrition education and cooking skill programs for vulnerable groups e.g. young mums, refugee families, people with mental health problems and their carers, people with disabilities and their carers
  • Development of online resources to support the work of each of our programs
  • Availability of expert advice by email and telephone to respond to nutrition queries
  • A state -wide distribution service (now selling to NT and NSW) for clinical nutrition supplements to hospitals, aged care facilities and the general public, especially for those transitioning from hospital to home. Many people using this service need to do so because they have health issues arising from chronic disease, which has left them unable to meet their nutrition needs through food alone

Contact Details

For further information, please contact us.

Office hours:

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 4:00 pm

P: (07) 3257 4393

F: (07) 3257 4616

Email: [email protected]