Michele Eickstaedt - Trustee
My name is Michele Eickstaet and I was born and raised in Brazil. I migrated to New Zealand in 2005 and since then I live in West Auckland.
I currently work for Sport Waitakere as an activator for the Healthy Families initiative and my role is to identify and support opportunities to improve the food and nutrition environments where people live, learn, work and play. My background is in nutrition and public health and hold a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Massey University. I have also completed further training in Pacific Nutrition and worked in the food industry, sports nutrition, research and professionaly registered with the Nutrition society of New Zealand.
I am interested in pre-pregnancy nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy and infancy and how it sets up the foundations of a good start to life and life-long health. In addition, I am passionate about community development and empowering people to turn challenges into opportunities that create value in life.