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2022 Hybrid Conference

Join us on 31st August & 1st September at the Christchurch Town Hall or on our Virtual Events Platform for the 2022 Dietitians NZ Hybrid Conference.
Our theme, ‘Te Kākano – The Seed’ celebrates the generation of new ideas, innovation and the new health system, as well as how we as dietitians nurture the seed inside whānau and the people we work with so they can flourish. The event will include a mix of original research, an engaging debate and workshop style learning. With a speaker line-up that includes Nanogirl Dr Michelle Dickinson & NZ Local Hero of the Year Dave Letele, the conference is shaping up to be our best yet!


More dietitians needed in primary health care to ease the burden of preventable diseases on a health system at breaking point

  • For every $1 spent on funding dietitians in primary health care, the country will gee a cost saving benefit of $99 over five years
  • Up to 24% of GP visits are nutrition-related and could be covered by a dietitian to relieve pressure on the strained GP sector
  • More dietitians in an equitable and collaborative primary health care setting are required to meet the growing burden of preventable disease on the population

A first of its kind report in New Zealand found an overwhelming need to include more dietitians in primary health care.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Dietitians NZ Ngā Pukenga Kai Ora o Aotearoa is committed to being an honourable Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner. Over recent times the Council of Dietitians NZ, Ngā Pukenga Kai Ora o Aotearoa, assisted by Iris Pahau (AWE Consultants Ltd), has explored the true intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

You can read more about our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including our formal apology to all Māori dietitians here.

Dietitians NZ exists to build a strong and sustainable profession that empowers New Zealanders about food and nutrition; and inspire change to enhance the health and wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand