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 Society Membership

Our members are from diverse backgrounds and include people employed within hospitals, Universities, Industry and Government with a shared interest in nutrition. We encourage membership applications from those who are University qualified in human or animal nutrition, and students working towards this qualification.

There are two classes of membership:

  • Full membership $100pa
  • Student membership $45pa

Note: Membership runs annually from September to September. If you apply for membership outside of this annual billing schedule, you will receive another annual bill in September. Exceptions are made for those applying for membership for the first time as part of the 31 July registration application and those who applied for membership as part of conference registration, you will not be re-invoiced in September.

How to become a Member

Please Note - we have currently removed Membership (and Registration) forms from the website as we are moving to an online more automated process through Gecco database. Please be patient and we will be updating this with more information ASAP

Once you have completed and signed the form, you should email it to:

For full membership the form should be signed by two people who are already members of the society. For student membership the form needs to be signed by your Supervisor or Head of Department.

Benefits of Membership

    For more details on our membership partners and benefits and a table showing graduated benefits, see the membership benefits page

  • Members benefit from a discounted fee for our annual scientific conference.
  • Access to abstracts and proceedings from the annual scientific conference.
  • Regular informative email newsletters to keep you up to date on prominent nutrition related news and issues.
  • Opportunities to register for webinars hosted by the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and Australia.
  • All our members may also receive newsletters from the Nutrition Foundation (we have a partnership with this organisation).
  • Student members are eligible to apply for travel grants and awards at our annual scientific meetings.
  • A 25% reduction in publishing fees to publish in Nutrients. You will need to obtain the membership code when you submit your manuscript to Nutrients from the President, Secretary or Editor.

Rules of Membership