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New Neonatal & Paediatric Nutrition Handbook

A completely revised 5th edition of the Neonatal & Paediatric Nutrition Handbook for dietitians is now available.

Edited by Dr Barbara Cormack, Neonatal Dietitian from Starship Child Health, Auckland City Hospital, with assistance from NZ neonatal and Starship paediatric dietitians, this handbook provides a practical reference for the nutritional management of preterm and high risk newborn babies as well as paediatric reference information for older children. 


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