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 2021: Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand


Please Note: Full Details of the conference are available on our conference website, where you can also register and purchase your ticket. Existing NSNZ members will need to log in to their Gecco account, in order to purchase a ticket. See emails from NSNZ with details on how to access Gecco, if have not already set this up - please do not create another account if you already NSNZ member

Theme: Tūhono - Reconnecting

The 2021 Conference is going virtual. Join us for scientific presentations, professional development and social networking. We will publish further details about our virtual event ASAP

Date: 2nd and 3rd December 2021

Venue: Virtual Event

Programme: Draft Programme available on the website

Accommodation: Nil required w a virtual event

Call for Abstracts: Open

Abstract Deadline: 22 September

Late-breaking Abstracts (poster only): 22nd October

Student Travel Grants: Nil required w a virtual event

Conference Organising Committee

  • Prof. Pam von Hurst (Chair), 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
  • Dr Jasmine Thomson, Fonterra
  • Prof. Rachel Brown, University of Otago
  • Dr. Claire Smith, University of Otago
  • Cassie Slade, Massey University
  • Sara Mead
  • Cherise Pendergrast
  • Tina Buch, Heart Foundation
  • Bek Parry, CDHB/NSNZ