Will you be creating other nutrition 'how-to' guides in the future?

Yes! We are currently working on nutrition guides for pre-conception & pregnancy as well as a guide for becoming more sustainable. Please contact us to register your interest or for more information.

What is the difference between a dietitian, nutritionist, and a naturopath?

Although they all support people with different aspects of their health, there are important differences in the qualifications and expertise. It is important to be aware of what each practitioner offers to ensure you choose what is right for you.

In New Zealand dietitians are the only nutrition health profession to be regulated by law.

Dietitian is a protected title. To practise in New Zealand, a dietitian must, by law, be registered with the Dietitians Board , hold a current practising certificate, and meet the required standards. They are qualified to evaluate scientific evidence about food and nutrition, and translate it into practical strategies.

Nutritionist is not a protected term, there is no specific qualification or law that regulates the profession and therefore the title 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.

Naturopath is also not a protected term. The practitioner may have completed study and be registered with the National society, which recommends a specific code of ethics and practices. They provide alternative therapies (which may or may not include diet related strategies).

Can I claim my 1-on-1 consultations on my health insurance?

Many health insurance policies provide cover for dietetic consultation or treatment. Please keep your receipt and check with your insurer.