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.

Benefits of Membership and Registration

Table of Benefits

Benefits To access the benefits listed below – please go to your subscriptions page in Gecco profile.

Benefit Partners



HealthNow is a Health specific Fintech and Healthtech solution that makes healthcare more accessible to end-users through its suite of application-based features, including but not limited to Buy Now, Pay Later and self-insurance through a digital health wallet.

HealthNow currently operating across NZ and Australian entities with the support of some of the largest health brands and associations.

By utilising HealthNow, in addition to making health more accessible in your clinic, you will be placed on their marketplace to help clients find you and gain additional value through feedback tools.

Registered and Associate Registered Nutritionists will be provided with a 20% discount on the merchant fees to use the service down to 4% of the transaction value. There is no fee to sign up, no fee to have the solution available and you will only pay when a transaction takes place.



Foodzilla is a Meal Planning and Nutrition Coaching Platform for Nutrition Professionals.

Foodzilla lets you create highly personalised nutrition plans for clients in minutes, not hours and offer a free mobile app for your clients with your branding.

Match your client's nutrition needs with personalised meal plans that are easy for them to follow, and the app will take care of the rest — automating all the recipe collection, filtering out the bad stuff, generating grocery lists, and helping them stay on track.

NSNZ Registered and Associate Registered Nutritionists get an extended trial period (30 days) and a 10% discount.

Discounted tickets for our annual conference

The NSNZ annual scientific conference provides a wonderful opportunity to connect, network and find out about the exciting work and research being conducted by our nutrition community. Full members are eligible for a discounted ticket price and student members can get their tickets at a very reduced rate.

Student members are eligible for awards and to apply for travel grants at our annual conference

Each year the NSNZ has a number of travel grants available to support student members who are presenting at our annual conference. Presenting student members are also eligible to be considered for an award for their oral or poster presentation.

25% discount on fees to publish in Nutrients

NSNZ members receive a 25% discount on publishing fees with Nutrients. Nutrients is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of human nutrition published semi-monthly online by MDPI.

NSNZ email newsletters

Our NSNZ email newsletter includes important information around registration deadlines, conference updates, webinar information, professional development opportunities and more.

NSNZ webinars and access to view past webinar recordings

NSNZ organises regular professional development webinars for our members. As a NSNZ member you will have access to watch live webinars and to recordings of past webinars.

Recorded webinars hosted by the Nutrition Society of Australia

NSNZ members now also have access to view recorded webinars hosted by the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Members only portal (Gecco)

Gecco is our one-stop-shop for all our membership and registration information and applications. You can control your own information – update your profile e.g. change of address, view and pay invoices/balances, buy your conference tickets, access classifieds (e.g. job vacancies), and connect with local branch groups.

Volunteer opportunities with NSNZ

Volunteering for the NSNZ is a great opportunity to have an impact on the future of the Society – you will benefit from networking with like-minded people, learning new skills and expertise, and it is good for your CV and CPD! Roles include council, the conference organising committee, local branch committees, special interest groups, or the NSNZ Instagram team.

Social media / email digital graphics

As part of our PR package, we have a range of digital graphics available to use for social media and email signatures to help promote yourself as a Registered/Associate Registered Nutritionist.

Feature bio on NSNZ website

The Find a Nutritionist database on the NSNZ website is able to showcase our Registered/Associate Registered Nutritionists with a profile photo and bio (note that this is dependent on the info you’ve added into Gecco).

Online mentoring course for private practice nutritionists

A mentoring and supervision programme tailored to those starting out in private practice. Registered and Associate Registered Nutritionists are eligible to register for this 10-month online course which covers career development, marketing, and discussion of real clinical case studies. NB Course intake is once a year and spaces are limited.

NSNZ ID Card / ID number

All Registered / Associate Registered Nutritionists receive an ID number and an ID card (optional) upon registration which they can use to verify their registration status.

Use of the NSNZ logo on your business website

Registered / Associate Registered Nutritionists can use the NSNZ logo on their business website to promote their registration with NSNZ.


Bizcover offers a tailored professional liability insurance package at a heavily discounted rate for NSNZ Registered and Associate Registered Nutritionists.

Southern Cross Health Insurance – refund for clients

Clients who have health insurance with Southern Cross may be able to claim back all or part of their consultation costs when seeing a Registered/Associate Registered Nutritionist. Ask the client to check their policy first.

NIB Health Insurance – refund for clients

Clients who have health insurance with NIB may be able to claim back all or part of their consultation costs when seeing a Registered/Associate Registered Nutritionist. Ask the client to check their policy first.