Nutrition Symposia at Massey Albany

Our Aim: To translate nutrition research findings into useful and accessible information for health professionals, others working the fields of nutrition, food and wellness, and academics.

The symposia team would like to note that the choice of topic, speakers and venue are not influenced by any sponsors or collaborators.

Forthcoming Symposia:

World Iron Awareness Week

1st - 7th May 2017

Iron Awareness Week is an annual campaign which draws attention to the issue of iron deficiency in many New Zealanders, namely young children, teenagers and women.

Facilitated by Beef + Lamb New Zealand, the campaign provides information on recognising the signs of low iron which include tiredness, irritability, grumpiness and frequently getting sick – often put down to running a busy lifestyle.  The campaign also provides tips of incorporating iron as part of a healthy diet.

To order your free iron resources and for more information, visit

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Monday 1st May

Health Professionals Seminar – Iron in Pregnancy and Infancy

A half-day seminar for health professionals working with pregnant women, especially relevant to midwives, GPs, obstetricians and practice nurses. Up to the minute information on iron absorption, iron physiology, dietary intake of iron, and the latest on iron supplements.

Who should come?

Allied Health Professionals working with children and parents including:
Speech language therapists
Practice Nurses
Plunket Nurses
General Practitioners
Healthcare workers

Registration and refreshments: from 13:30
Workshop: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: OR4, Entrance 4, Eastbourne Road, Massey University, Albany
Catering provided

Presented by Dr Anne-Louise Heath, Dr Kathryn Beck (NZRD), Dr Claire Badenhorst, Dr Pam von Hurst.


Register here

Date: TBC

Girls Night Out

More information coming soon!

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