Following are some useful resources and information
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We contribute to the development of submissions on issues of relevance to our members and to the wider food, nutrition and health sector.
We generally establish a working group to develop each submission. This is often a special interest group or a select working party of members who have expertise in the area. All submissions have input from National Office and are signed by of the Dietitians NZ CEO.
See below for our 2017 submissions.
We release Position Statements on issues that impact the nutritional status, health and wellbeing of the New Zealalnd public. Position Statements are based on the organsation’s stance on a particular issue and are developed with the input of members.
Eating and Drinking Resources – Health Navigator
What we eat and drink has a big impact on our general health, immune system and risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Find out how you can create a balanced diet that gives you all the energy, vitamins and minerals you need to live well and be healthy.
Eating and Activity Guidelines – Ministry of Health
The following resources provide evidence-based, guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for various age and population groups.
‘Talk with’ Series Newsletters
Dietitian and Nutritionist – what is the difference?
Dietitian – The term dietitian is a protected term. A dietitian is a registered health professional who meets standards required by the NZ Dietitians Board under the Health Practitioners Competency Act (HPCA) 2003, has an undergraduate science degree in human nutrition and a post-graduate diploma in dietetics. To practise in New Zealand, by law a dietitian must be registered with the Dietitians Board and hold a current practising certificate.
Dietitians work in a variety of settings from hospitals, the community, public health, food service, sports, research and food industry.
Nutritionist – The term nutritionist is not a protected term, there is no specific qualification or registration legally required and therefore can be used freely by anyone. This could range from someone with a PHD in a specialty area of nutrition to someone with no formal training.
The Nutrition Society has a programme for registration of nutritionists where a set criteria must be met to achieve registration status. Nutritionists can be an associate member of Dietitians NZ if they hold a scientific qualification in human nutrition approved by Dietitians NZ or occupy a prominent position in work or research relating to nutrition or dietetics.