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.

Find a Nutritionist

Use this search facility to locate the registered nutritionists in your region. You can filter by region, name or field of expertise. See the below for a key of the registration areas. If you are looking for a nutritionist for one-on-one dietary consultations use the 'practice' field.


Registration Areas

Scientific Research (Academic)
Generally working in academia or a scientific institute, regularly publishing peer-reviewed Research. For example, Scientist at Plant and Food Research, scientist at a university.
Scientific Research (Industrial)
Generally working in a scientific institute or food-related company, regularly publishing peer-reviewed Research. For example, Scientist at Fonterra.
Working with individuals or small groups offering nutrition advice. Mentored or undertaking professional supervision with a Registered Nutritionist or Dietitian For example, medical practice, sports organization, primary health organisation, Maori or Pacific health provider.
Public Health
Working in health promotion, policy, advocacy, resource development, nutrition communication, community education. For example, Health Promotion Agency, Heart Foundation, DHB Public Health Unit
Working in an educational institute, planning courses, delivering lectures/seminars/classes, assessment of work. For example, university, institute of technology, school.
Provide advice to industry clients, technical and nutrition information, marketing. For example, Fonterra, Beef and Lamb, Nestle, Wyeth, infant feeding.
Food Service
Working in a food-service setting providing nutrition expertise for menu-planning, recipe development etc. For example, Hospital food-service, catering company.
Nutrition Communication
The main role is nutrition and health journalism and media work, marketing, public relations, food-writing. For example, Food-writer for a magazine, tv appearances, food industry board, public relations company