How a Dietitian can help you

Want nutrition advice, but unsure who to go to? Use our ‘Find a Dietitian’ Directory to find a dietitian who’s right for you.

These days there’s nutrition advice everywhere you look, which can lead to mixed messages and confusion and can even be harmful. Dietitians are qualified and registered health professionals, who understand that food nourishes us both physically and spiritually. Food is an important way for us to connect and brings us together, it’s how we show love, and share our culture. 

Everyone’s food story is different, and there is no ‘one-size fits all’ when it comes to food and knowing what’s right for you and your whānau. Dietitians know this better than most. We work with individuals, whānau and communities to use food to empower you and to get the most out of life. 

Whether you want to tend to digestive problems, allergies and intolerances, improve your relationship with food, enhance your athletic performance, or manage medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or coeliac disease - a dietitian can help!

New Zealand registered dietitians are the only registered nutrition profession in Aotearoa recognised by the NZ Government (under the HPCA Act) and many private health insurers. 

We work with people in hospitals, medical centres, health clinics, kitchens, sport teams and aged care facilities, and advise governments, businesses, and schools about the latest nutrition research – backed by science. 

Think a dietitian could help you? Find one here