One kg of body fat is about 30,000 kJ of energy.
Almonds are not nuts, but pits.
A 60 minute brisk walk will burn off the energy in a 60 gram Moro bar.
A can of Coke contains 9 teaspoons of sugar.
Gram for gram, fat provides more than twice as much energy as protein or carbohydrate.
What did the grape say when it was stepped on? Nothing, it just let out a little wine.
Coconut oil contains twice as much saturated fat as beef dripping.
The term “soft drink” was first used to describe drinks without alcohol.
About 75% of sodium in typical NZ diet comes from processed food.
The expiration date on bottled water is for the bottle, not the water.

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 3.276. 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

Experimental Biology (American Society of Nutrition)

2-6 April 2016 San Diego USA

Nutrition and Medicine in Healthcare

30 April-1 May 2016, Sydney

10th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics

23-26 May 2016, Tel Aviv

International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

8-11 June 2016, Cape Town

Read more

Oceania Nutrition Leadership Programme

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.

Registrations for the inaugural Oceania Nutrition Leadership Programme (ONLP) will be accepted between 4-29 April and accessed at This 8-day residential course will held from 2-10 Oct 2016 in New South Wales.