Corporate Membership

The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation’s corporate membership is open to food companies and other businesses and organisations with an interest in food and nutrition who support our code of ethics, which includes being true to our mission, maintaining our independence and basing all recommendations on sound scientific evidence.

What we can offer:

Nutrition and Food Expertise

  • Our staff are all dietitians or degree qualified nutritionists.
  • We have a range of expertise including;
    • Interpretation of scientific literature
    • Communication of food and nutrition messages
    • Food writing for the general public
    • Programme development
  • Expert review of material
    • We review materials for scientific accuracy
    • We identify emerging issues from our reading of the literature
    • Our Scientific Advisory Group is made up of leading academics from New Zealand Universities.  They are consulted frequently to ensure we are aware of emerging research and trends.  They can also provide an opinion where needed.
  • Corporate member updates on topical issues
    • Each quarter we host a breakfast meeting in Auckland where members can hear an expert take on a current food or nutrition issue.
    • Recent sessions have included
      • The facts on sugar – Dr Lisa Te Morenga University of Otago
      • Foods for the Healthy Ageing Market – Professor David Cameron-Smith
      • Probiotics, more than a gut feeling – Katrina Pace
      • Inflammation – Professor Lyn Fergusson and Sheena Hendon
      • Sports Nutrition – weekend warriors vs high performance athletes – Jeni Pearce, High Performance Sport NZ
      • New Ministry of Health Eating and Exercise Guidelines – Louise McIntyre, Advisor, Ministry of Health

White papers on topical issues

  • Topics include;
    • Sugar
    • Fats and Oils
    • Dietary fibre
    • Dietary supplements
    • Probiotics
    • The role of carbohydrate in a healthy diet

Independent comment for media

Writing for consumer publications and websites

Evidence based comment to support corporate activity

Literature reviews (may incur an extra cost)

Distribution of approved material to database of nutrition, food and health professionals

  • We have a unique database of 400 dietitians, nutritionists, nutrition students, teachers, food technologists and food writers

Discounted registration fee for Foundation hosted events

Click here for an application form for Corporate Membership.

Page reviewed October 2016