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.

2019 Annual Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand


Theme: Beyond Nutrition - kei tua i te kaitōtika

Date: 28-29th November 2019 - Note Post Grad and Early Career day will be 27th, also in Napier

Venue: Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier.

Programme: Programme available

Accommodation: You are encouraged to consider Book a Bach or Air BnB with other attendees. Some Napier accommodation options are provided here: accommodation page

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

Abstract Deadline: Friday 30th August 2019

Late-breaking Abstracts (poster only): 11th October 2019

Scholarships: NOW CLOSED - Travel Scholarships are available for presenting students to apply for. Complete and send the application form to the email address on the form.

Registration CLOSED

The Post Graduate and Early Career Conference will be held on Wednesday 27th November - Earlybird $60 and Standard $75 - for full details visit their website:

Dietitians New Zealand Sustainability Workshop will follow in Hawke’s Bay on Saturday 30th November. Visit their website

Conference Organising Committee

  • Fiona Windle, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (Co-Chair)
  • Karen Munday, EIT (Co-Chair)
  • Andrea Bidois, Heart Foundation
  • Caroline Gunn, Fonterra
  • Dr Sally Mackay, University of Auckland
  • Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
  • Tina Buch, Heart Foundation
  • Bek Parry, NSNZ