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.

Nutrition Events and Conferences

7th Activity & Nutrition Aotearoa Conference

30-31 May 2017, Wellington, New Zealand

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

7-10 June 2017, Victoria, Canada

FIZZ Symposium – Taxing Sugary Drinks: An election issue

26 June 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

16th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals

26-29 June 2017, St Petersberg, Russia

New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Conference

4-6 July 2017, Nelson, New Zealand

International Symposium "Active Living and Environment: Towards a Healthier and More Sustainable Future"

28-30 August 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dietitians New Zealand National Meeting 'Innovate, Integrate & Inspire'

31 August-1 September 2017, Wellington, New Zealand

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition

15-20 October 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Ancestral Health Society of NZ, International Symposium 2017

20-22 October 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand

10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition, incorporating the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand

26-29 November 2017, Adelaide, Australia

NZ College of Public Health Medicine EVENTS

Various dates and locations

Proceedings from Previous Conferences

Past 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

International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

3-6 June 2015, Edinburgh

ICNFS 2015: XIII International Conference on Nutrition and Food Sciences

July 29-30 2015, Zurich, Switzerland

Utilising Technology to Measure Diet and Physical Activity

28 August 2015 Newcastle Australia

National Dietitians Meeting

28-29 August 2015 Wellington New Zealand

Queenstown Research

Week 31 August-2 September 2015 Queenstown New Zealand

International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods (ICDAM9)

1-3 September 2015 Brisbane Australia

Female Athlete Health Symposium

3-4 September 2015 Cambridge New Zealand

The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Congress 2015

5-8 September 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

New Zealand Public Health Association Conference (PHA15)

6-9 September 2015 Dunedin New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society

15-17 October 2015, Melbourne

12th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2015

20-23 October Berlin 2015, Germany

First International Symposium of the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand

23-25th October 2015, Queenstown

Food Structure, Digestion and Health

28-30 October 2015 Wellington New Zealand

11th International Food Data Conference, “Food Composition and Public Health Nutrition”

3-5 November 2015, Hyderadab India

Past, Present and Future: 100 Years of Nutrition

2-4 Dec 2015, Wellington


In 2015 the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia are having a joint scientific meeting in Wellington. The conference will be held from 2-4 Dec 2015 at Te Papa; on 1 Dec a number of optional workshops, meetings, and student masterclass will be held in the afternoon. For more information please visit the conference website:

3rd International Conference of Nutrition and Growth

Vienna 17-19 March 2016

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

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

Micronutrient Global Conference

24-28 October 2016, Cancun, Mexico

Lipids, Nutraceuticals and Healthy Diets throughout the life cycle

8-10 Nov 2016, Nelson, New Zealand

Nutrition Society of Australia

29 Nov-2 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia

Nutrition Society of New Zealand

8-9 December, Christchurch, New Zealand

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

ONLP Attendees

Dr Andrew Reynolds

Andrew Reynolds

From 2-10 October 2016 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.