Pumpkins are actually a fruit not a vegetable.
Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free.
A cluster of bananas is called a hand;
a single banana is a finger.
Onion is Latin for large pearl.
Fresh fruit is a better snack than dried fruit.
The term “superfood” is a misnomer.
The stickers on apples can be eaten, too.
About 75% of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated.
A tablespoon of soy sauce can contain
up to 1,000 mg of sodium.
It is recommended that adults eat
less than 1,600 mg of sodium a day.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and unsalted nuts
are practically sodium-free.

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand is an organisation of qualified, practising health professionals, scientists and educators with a range of backgrounds who are bound by a shared interest in nutrition. NSNZ aims to bring together members interested in researching, applying and promoting sound nutrition. NSNZ promotes the science of nutrition, particularly the role of nutrition in growth and development, health and well-being in humans and animals.


Our Nominated Journal

Nutrients is the nominated journal for the publication of abstracts from our annual conference. Nutrients is an open access journal and currently has an impact factor of 3.759. Members of the Society receive a 25% discount when they choose to publish their papers in Nutrients.

A special issue of abstracts and papers from our 2015 conference including the Muriel Bell lecture by Professor Marlena Kruger can be accessed here.

Visit the Nutrients website


Professional Registration

Nutrition Society members with suitable qualifications can register as a Professional Nutritionists. There are two levels of registration; full registration is suitable for people with a degree and experience or associate registration, for those who have just graduated or who have less experience.

Registration indicates to the public that you have met specific criteria in respect to education and work experience. Find out how to become a Registered Nutritionist here.

Obtain Professional Registration


Working together in Māori health

We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi with the aim of improving health and well being for all the peoples of Aotearoa.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket
the people will thrive


Student winners from the 2015 Nutrition Society Conference

We are very proud of our student winners for 2015, pictured here with our President, Sheila Skeaff.

Clockwise from top left: Genelle Healey, Lisa Daniels, Stacey Rivers, Carolyn Cairncross, Sarah Phillipsen.


News and Events

4th International Conference on Nutrition

2-4 March 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

4th International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition

13-15 March 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

15th World Congress on Public Health

3-7 April 2017, Melbourne, Australia

American Society for Nutrition

22-26 April 2017, Chicago, United States

Read more

Dr Andrew Reynolds

Andrew Reynolds

From 2-10 October 2017 I participated in the inaugural Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Program (ONLP). The aim of the course was to develop, inspire and connect a new generation of innovative leaders working in the field of nutrition throughout Oceanic countries. I found the course brilliant. The content covered was well delivered and thought provoking, and the people participating were very inspirational.

Attending the course was an incredible experience for me as an early career researcher considering what next. The eight days together was dominated by an ongoing discussion of our role as a professional network in the Oceanic region.  Being together for this time, and having a limited connection to the outside world allowed this conversation to develop in ways that showed trust, principles, and respect. The eight days produced a network of individuals happy to work together and help each other on issues relevant to the food environment and health of people in our region. I learnt a lot from the experience and believe it will benefit my work throughout my career. My participation in the course would not of happened without the support of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand.