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2021 Dietitians NZ Conference

Join us on 8th & 9th September 2021 at the Christchurch Town Hall for the 2021 Conference.

Themed, ‘Te Anga Hou – Changing of the seasonsfocuses on the changing healthcare landscape and the role dietitians may play in embracing and addressing the challenges and opportunities to meet the health needs of New Zealanders.

The event will include a mix of original research, topical debates and workshop style learning. With a speaker line-up that includes a powerful story of transformation by Dr. Paul Wood, the conference is shaping up to be an exciting couple of days.


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 see 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, with every $1 spent on funding dietitians estimated to deliver a cost-saving benefit to the country of $99 over five years. 


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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