Bananas (closely followed by apples) are
New Zealanders' most commonly consumed fruit.
Cucumbers are 96% water.
Nearly one quarter of an avocado is fat,
mainly monounsaturated fat.
Some people with Synaethesia can taste words.
Soluble fibre found in oats, barley, linseed,
fruit and vegetables reduces cholesterol.
The heat from chilli peppers is from capsaicin.
This is also an ingredient in pepper spray.
Why don’t eggs tell jokes? They would crack each other up.
Potato chips are the most common snack food in the world.
Orange peel is used by gardeners as a slug repellent.
Honey will never rot.

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.

About the Society Become a Member Proceedings


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 3.276. Members of the Society receive a 25% discount when they choose to publish their papers in Nutrients.

Visit the Nutrients website


Professional Registration

Nutrition Society members with suitable qualifications can register as a Professional Nutritionists. Registration indicates to the public that you have met specific criteria in respect to education and work experience. All of the information on how to become a Registered Nutritionist is available 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


News and Events

New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes ASM and Special Interest Study Group Days

5-8 May 2015, Wellington

ANA 6th National Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference

6-7 May 2015, Auckland

ACN 2015, 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition

14-15 May 2015, Yokohama, Japan

Controversies in Nutrition, Pharmac, Wellington

25 May 2015, Wellington

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