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.

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 publishing special issues on papers from our annual conference. Nutrients is an open access journal and currently has an impact factor of 6.706. Members of the Society receive a 25% discount when they choose to publish their papers in Nutrients. Medical Sciences Forum is the nominated journal for the publication of abstracts from our annual conference.

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. You can read more about NSNZ active journey in this space here

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket
the people will thrive

Our winners from the 2023 Nutrition Society Conference

We are very proud of all of our winners for 2023.

Best Long oral: Meiliana Meiliana
Runner up Long oral: Patricia Soh
Best Short Oral: Kate Campbell
Runner Up Short Oral: Imogen Nelson
Best Poster: Krutika Nanavati
Runner up Poster: Zoe Johnson

NSNZ Membership Database


ONLP Funding Assistance

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ) is proud to offer support to its members to attend the Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform (ONLP) course. As part of this initiative, NSNZ offers financial assistance of $2000 to two nutritionists per course. One of these grants specifically supports a Māori nutritionist to attend the ONLP course.

Read more on ONLP funding assistance

What is a Registered Nutritionist

ONLP Attendees

Jade Winter

In July 2018 I had the privilege of participating in the second Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform (ONLP).

Read more from Jade and others here