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 Meeting 2019: Call for Abstracts

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand invites authors to submit abstracts for presentations for the 2019 Conference – “Beyond Nutrition - kei tua i te kaitōtika”

Abstracts are welcome in any area of nutrition and those that complement nutrition, including those that incorporate the conference themes of cognition, mental health, sustainability, nutrition education, nutrition in practice, sports nutrition and cultural health.

Abstract Submission

The organisers strongly encourage participants to present their work at the meetings. Abstracts are invited for oral presentations or poster presentations. If you submit an abstract for consideration by the committee and it is accepted for presentation, you must register to attend the conference.

When submitting you should indicate:

  • whether you are a student
  • whether you want your work considered for poster or oral presentation
  • Student Travel 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.

Abstract Instructions

Head the abstract with the title; authors; and affiliations.

Each of these should be on a separate line. No abstract should exceed 300 words.

Abstracts should contain a statement of the problem, methods, clear results and conclusion or significance of the findings.

Abstracts will be reviewed and may be returned to the authors for clarification/modification if they do not meet the specified format as detailed in the below documents.

Please use the below template format and example to guide your submission:

To submit, please email your abstract directly to the meeting organisers (see below). Friday 30th August 2019 is the last day for abstract submission. Late abstracts will be accepted up until Friday 11 October, but will only be eligible for poster presentation, if accepted

Meeting Organisers

Abstract Publication

If accepted, your conference abstract will be published in the journal Proceedings.

Manuscript publication

Write a manuscript based on your conference presentation (oral or poster) and submit it for publication in our Special Edition of papers from the Conference in Nutrients (impact factor 4.196), at a substantially reduced publishing fee. For more information contact our Editor, Rachel Brown (

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Teresa Montijo de Castro, University of Auckland
  • Dr Carolyn Cairncross, Auckland University of Technology
  • Dr Sarah Gerritsen, University of Auckland
  • Dr Claire Smith, University of Otago
  • Dr Carolyn Lister, Plant and Food Research
  • Dr Sally Mackay, University of Auckland
  • Dr Suman Mishra, Plant and Food Research
  • Dr Meredith Peddie, University of Otago
  • Dr Kay Rutherfurd, Massey University
  • Joanne Todd, University of Auckland
  • Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
  • Dr Jennifer Crowley, University of Auckland
  • Dr Claire Badenhorst, Massey University
  • Dr Leanne Young - University of Auckland