2–3 December 2021, Wellington, New Zealand
2021 Nutrition Society of New Zealand Annual Scientific Conference—Tūhono - Reconnecting

The Nutrition Society of New Zealand conference is the only scientific nutrition-specific conference held in New Zealand annually. The aim of the conference is to provide a national forum where local and international nutrition and health scientists, practitioners, and postgraduate students can present their research to inform and upskill those working in the field, and network to develop new collaborations.

The theme for this year’s conference: “Tūhono - Reconnecting” means “to meet or come into contact again after a long absence” and is appropriate as we had to cancel last year’s conference due to Covid-19. We look forward to finally bring people together.

The 2021 conference will cover a range of contemporary topics specifically relevant to the health of New Zealanders including Te Tiriti o Waitangi, women’s health, the gut-brain axis, functional foods, sustainability and food sovereignty, food systems and access, and healthy food environments for children.

The conference programme will consist of 6 plenary sessions, each led by keynote or plenary speakers and supported by submitted abstracts. There will also be a number of parallel sessions featuring oral presentations of submitted abstracts, and professional development workshops aimed at postgraduate students, early career researchers and NZ Registered Nutritionists working in Private Practice. We are expecting well around 150 attendees.

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