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.

2018 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand


This conference has finished. Thank you to all our attendees, speakers and sponsors for making such a great event.

Theme: Finding the balance - Te rapu i te pauna

Date: 28-30th November 2018

Venue: Massey University, East Precint, Albany, Auckland. The Atrium Building. Free Parking available

Programme: programme available

Accommodation: Affordable on-campus accommodation available - details for this and other accommodation options available on the accommodation page

Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended! For full details on how and what to submit, please see the Abstracts page

Late-breaking Abstracts (poster only): 12th October 2018

Scholarships: Travel Scholarships are now closed for applications.

Earlybird Registration: until 19th October 2018

The Post Graduate and Early Career Conference will be held on Wednesday 28th November - for full details visit their website:

Conference Organising Committee

  • Assoc Prof Pamela von Hurst, Massey University (Chair)
  • Dr Cath Conlon, Massey University
  • Owen Mugridge, Massey University
  • Karen Mumme, Massey University
  • Dr Sally Mackay, University of Auckland
  • Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
  • Tina Buch, Heart Foundation