Coconut oil contains twice as much saturated fat as beef dripping.
A 60 minute brisk walk will burn off the energy
in a 60 gram Moro bar.
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia.
Pumpkin and courgette flowers are edible.
Sugar is the only taste that humans are born craving.
A third of the world’s food is thrown away.
The stickers on apples can be eaten, too.
A can of diet Coke contains 0 teaspoons of sugar.

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

International Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Wellbeing Conference

6-7 September 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

17th International Congress of Dietetics

Sep 7 -10 2016, Granada, Spain

NZ Association of Gerontology Conference

15-17 Sept 2016, Wellington, New Zealand

16th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference

3 - 6 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

Read more

Oceania Nutrition Leadership Program

Oceania Nutrition Leadership Programme

Working together towards sustainable food and nutrition security for Oceania by developing, inspiring and connecting a new generation of visionary leaders in nutrition.

Successful applicants for the first Oceania Nutrition Leadership Program have now been notified; 5 of the 20 places were awarded to someone from New Zealand. The 8-day residential course will take place from 2-10 October 2016, and then every two years. For more information go to the website: