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.

Conference 2022: Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand


The 2022 Conference planning is underway. Look out for communications in our members newsletter for details

  • Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2022
  • Massey University campus, Wellington
  • Muriel bell Lecture

    At each Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society held in New Zealand, a free public lecture, is held in Muriel Bell's name. 2022 Speaker is to be confirmed. Meanwhile you can catch u on the 2021 recording here.

  • Wednesday 8th December 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Online Event - recording now available
  • Free to attend and open to the public.

    Lecture Title: Lick the plate clean: the intersection of food, nutrition, and waste.

    Conference Organising Committee

    • Cath Conlon (Chair), Massey University
    • Prof. Pam von Hurst, Massey University
    • Dr Sally Mackay, University of Auckland
    • Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
    • Dr Chrissie Butts, Plant and Food NZ
    • Dr Shabnam Jalili–Moghaddam, AUT
    • Prof. Rachel Brown, University of Otago
    • Dr. Claire Smith, University of Otago
    • Cherise Pendergrast, NSNZ
    • Luke Stanaway, Nourish App
    • Tina Buch, Heart Foundation
    • Bek Parry, CDHB/NSNZ