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.

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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 2022 Nutrition Society Conference

We are very proud of all of our winners for 2022.

Best Student oral and free publication in Nutrients Special issue: Ella Ewens (The University of Auckland, NZ)
Runner up Student oral: Russell Davies (University of Bath, UK) and Kimberley Brown (Massey University, NZ)
Best Student poster: Ioanna Katiforis (Univeristy of Otago, NZ)
Runner up poster: Lily Jia (Massey University, NZ) and Katherine Daniel (Univerity of Auckland, NZ)

NSNZ Membership Database


News and Events

CONFERENCE 2023 combined with NSA - looking forward to seeing you at Massey University, Albany, Auckland, Nov 28- Dec 1. More details to follow.

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Jade Winter

Jade Winter

In July 2018 I had the privilege of participating in the second Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform (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 incredible- the facilitators, content, people and geographic location (not to mention food!) was all top class. The course was run over 7-days in a rural location, which encouraged us to really connect with ourselves, other participants and the facilitators. The workshops consisted of various topics including communication, leadership, team building, influencing policy, industry, public health and social responsibility. I found all of the workshops thought-provoking and I still reflect on the content now.

The best word I can use to describe ONLP’s effect on me is ‘transformative’. The facilitators, support team and other participants at ONLP helped me identify and build on my attributes, and really dig deeper to examine my thoughts, values and how they influence my leadership style and the way I communicate.

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