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.

2021 Joint Meeting of the Nutrition Societies of New Zealand and Australia


Theme: Please note, due to COVID-19, the planned 2020 conference has been posteponed to 2021. Details to follow.

Date: December 2021

Venue: Massey University, Albany, North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Programme: TBC

Accommodation: Student accomodation will be made available on campus for attendees, alternatively there are local Motel and AirBnB options

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

Abstract Deadline: TBC

Late-breaking Abstracts (poster only): TBC

Scholarships: Details TBC

Conference Organising Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Pam von Hurst (Chair), Massey University
  • Dr Welma Stonehouse, CSIRO
  • Dr Sally Mackay, University of Auckland
  • Dr Helen Eyles, University of Auckland
  • Dr Cath Conlon, Massey University
  • Jamie De Seymour, Massey University
  • Dr Chrissie Butts, Plant and Food NZ
  • Dr Kathryn Beck, Massey University
  • Dr Carolyn Cairncross, AUT
  • Dr Jasmine Thomson, Fonterra
  • Prof. Rachel Brown, University of Otago
  • Dr. Claire Smith, University of Otago
  • Cassie Slade, Massey University
  • Tina Buch, Heart Foundation
  • Bek Parry, NSNZ