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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