• Nutrition and Dietetic Centre

    The Nutrition and Dietetic Centre combines the clinical, nutritional and research expertise of Massey dietitians and nutritionists with the enthusiasm and creativity of our dietetics students.

Nutrition and Dietetic Centre

The Nutrition and Dietetic Centre provides sound, practical nutritional advice backed by science and research. We offer personalised nutritional advice and assessments, group programmes and nutrition education talks. We translate the science of nutrition into clear and practical messages, helping you navigate the supermarket aisles and plan meals that are right for your health, your family and your budget.

Services

Choose from a range of services for:

  • specific health issues eg, irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances
  • healthy eating and dietary balance
  • weight management: underweight, overweight and obesity
  • women’s health eg, menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), preconception and pregnancy
  • men’s health
  • healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans
  • sports nutrition
  • early years nutrition and starting solids.

About student-led consultations

Student led consultations are carried out by Massey University dietetic students under the supervision of a New Zealand Registered Dietitian. All students are qualified nutritionists – they have already completed three years undergraduate study in nutrition and some have also majored in psychology or sport and exercise.

The students involved at the Nutrition and Dietetic Centre are either first-year or second-year students enrolled in the Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics), which is a two-year master's degree.

Our dietetic students undertake internships in various organisations, including District Health Boards. As a result, they undergo police vetting, are reference checked and also screened in accordance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. In addition, they go through strict health screening in line with DHB policies. All the students also comply with professional conduct and confidentiality requirements in accordance with the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and the Privacy Act 1993.

Costs

Initial or new consultation (60 minutes)

  • $60 for a student-led consultation with a dietitian supervising
  • $160 for a dietitian-led consultation with a student observing

Review consultation (30 minutes)

  • $30 for a student-led consultation with a dietitian supervising
  • $80 for a dietitian-led consultation with a student observing

Additional services

Additional services including body composition analysis, individualised meal plans, supermarket tours, menu reviews, seminars and workshops are available. Please enquire for pricing.

What to expect

Initial consultation

The initial consultation gives you the chance to tell your story. We will discuss your medical history, weight history, lifestyle, eating patterns and behaviours. You will be emailed a pre-consultation questionnaire to complete prior to your first visit and will be asked to keep a five-day food and mood diary.

We take into account your current weight, lifestyle and personal goals to create a bespoke lifestyle plan that is realistic and achievable. Supporting information such as recipes and hand-outs will be provided.

Follow-up sessions

Follow-up sessions allow for plan modification and help keep you on track. Each session gives us the chance to concentrate on a particular aspect of your diet and lifestyle.

Group sessions  

Join our New Year 10-week weight management group programme.

Contract of Care

We are here to help you. See our NDC Contract of Care (66 KB)

Contact us to book an appointment

Email: nutritiondieteticcentre@massey.ac.nz
Tel: 09 414 0800 extension 43653
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The Nutrition and Dietetic Centre offers specialist dietitian led clinics for food allergies and intolerances in collaboration with Allergy Specialist (Grafton, Auckland) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Contact Allergy Specialist to book an appointment.

Do I need a referral?

You will need a GP or Paediatrician referral for any nutrition-related medical conditions, for example allergies or food intolerances, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, and growth faltering.

Self-referrals accepted for most other concerns, such as weaning advice, fussy eating, healthy eating and constipation.

Postal address

Nutrition and Dietetic Centre
College of Health
Massey University
Private Bag 102904
North Shore City
Auckland 0745
New Zealand

Location

Our clinic room is on the Massey University (Auckland) Oteha Rohe campus. On arrival, please report to reception in Building 80. You will be shown the way to our clinic room which is a short walk away.

Driving directions and parking

Go down Albany Highway to Gate 4 of the University on your left. Turn in here onto Eastbourne Road. Take the first right inside Gate 4 (alongside Building 80) and follow the visitor parking signs. Free parking is available alongside reception (in Building 80). Please park in the two-hour bays only (not the 15-minute bays). If you need more than two hours' parking, continue down Eastbourne Road and park in the student parking area further down the hill.

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