Nutrition Australia Qld's Food Foundations Program

Accessing training and menu reviews during COVID-19

If you would like to access our services, but are restricting outside visitors to your centre due to COVID-19, please still get in touch! Depending on the technology you have available to you in your centre, we can can work with you to deliver our services remotely through Zoom. Please email foodfoundations@naqld.org or call us on 3257 4393 if you would like to enquire about accessing our services during this time.

As educators and specialists in the early years industry you play an invaluable role to our children’s futures. Health and nutrition play an integral part of every child’s life.  Ensuring children have access to nutritious and safely prepared meals will improve their overall health, behaviour and learning outcomes.

As a Food Foundations subscriber, you not only benefit the children in your care, you can also benefit your setting as a whole including your local community through the following:

ADVOCACY – We are a proactive voice with connections with government, non-government, private enterprise and media outlets.

PD AND TRAINING – Our team of experienced Dietitians, Nutritionists and Health Promotion officers with experience in the early years industry provide tailored professional development and training.

RESOURCES AND COMPLIANCE – Our range of expertly designed resources will assist you to meet your compliance requirement and strive for best practice.

INDUSTRY UPDATES – Let us keep you up to date on the latest research and requirements around nutrition and food safety.

Being a subscriber will enable you to stay informed on of the latest requirements in best practice, research and policy around food and nutrition.

 

Most importantly, as a subscriber, you are supporting Nutrition Australia Qld, a charity that has been operating for over 20 years, being the voice of health and nutrition for Queensland children.

 

Food Foundations E-Newsletters

 

Our Food Foundations E-newsletters are sent to our subscribers monthly. Each newsletter focuses on a theme and provides early years educators with resources and information relating directly to meeting nutrition legislation in the National Quality Standards. We provide regular updates on training opportunities and the latest news in early years nutrition. To read one of our E-newsletters, please click here.


 


Our Team

Mrs Nicole Bentley

Dietitian/Nutritionist APD; Trainer and Assessor

Bachelor Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics); Bachelor Applied Science (Human Movement Studies); Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Nicole has worked as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with NAQ for over 12 years.  As manager of the Food Foundations Program, Nicole has a long history of providing professional development and training for families and staff working in the early years industry. Nicole has managed many state-wide projects focused on improving the nutrition and health of Queensland children.

Rosie Mohr

Dietitian/Nutritionist APD

Bachelor Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics); Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

Rosie is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a diverse range of experiences in the field of nutrition over the past 10 years, all with a strong focus on preventative health. As a dietitian in the Food Foundations team Rosie conducts menu assessments and delivers professional development workshops focusing on food safety and nutrition in early childhood settings

Margo Montgomerie

Dietitian/Nutritionist APD

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics

Margo is an accredited Practicing Dietitian with experience in Community and Paediatric primary health care.  Special interest includes working with a diverse range of cultures and families.  Prior to becoming a Dietitian, Margo worked for over 10 years as a childcare centre cook, providing her with the insight and motivation for being on the Food Foundation team.

Ms Farryn Dale

Administration and Customer Support

 

 

 

Further Information

For further information about our services, download a copy of the Food Foundations subscriber brochure and our complete list of early years services or contact our Queensland office.

Office hours:

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 3:30 pm

Ph: (07) 3257 4393

Email: foodfoundations@naqld.org

Fax: (07) 3257 4616