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.

2019 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand


Theme: Beyond Nutrition - kei tua i te kaitōtika

Date: 28-29th November 2019 - Note Post Grad and Early Career day will be 27th, also in Napier

Venue: Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier.

Programme: Programme available

Accommodation: You are encouraged to consider Book a Bach or Air BnB with other attendees. Some Napier accommodation options are provided here: accommodation page

Call for Abstracts: For full details on how and what to submit, please see the Abstracts page

Abstract Deadline: Friday 30th August 2019

Late-breaking Abstracts (poster only): 11th October 2019

Scholarships: Travel Scholarships are available for presenting students to apply for. Complete and send the application form to the email address on the form.

Earlybird Registration: Until Friday 30th September 2019

The Post Graduate and Early Career Conference will be held on Wednesday 27th November - Earlybird $60 and Standard $75 - for full details visit their website:

Dietitians New Zealand Sustainability Workshop will follow in Hawke’s Bay on Saturday 30th November. Details to follow.

Conference Organising Committee

  • Fiona Windle, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (Co-Chair)
  • Karen Munday, EIT (Co-Chair)
  • Andrea Bidois, Heart Foundation
  • Caroline Gunn, Fonterra
  • Dr Sally Mackay, University of Auckland
  • Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
  • Tina Buch, Heart Foundation
  • Bek Parry, NSNZ