Fernanda (Fern) Pereira
Fern is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Health at AUT. Her main interests are in public health child nutrition, sustainable food systems and the empowerment of children and whānau. Fern’s research aims to explore the healthiness and eco-friendliness of year 6 students’ lunchboxes across socio-economically diverse Auckland schools. Fern is also involved in community and research projects in schools and early learning settings, both through AUT and her enterprise Clean Plate, which provides communities with a holistic approach to healthy eating, wellbeing and sustainability.