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ABC Nutrition

DESCRIPTION: Our team of uniquely qualified dietitians and nutritionists have had 30+ years of combined experience working for large multinational food companies around the globe. During our time working in and consulting to food industry, we have been instrumental players in numerous high profile product launches and reformulations - meaning we know what works.
KEY WORDS: ABC Nutrition, Angela Berrill, Nutrition, nutrition information, health claims, food labelling, product development, NPD, product reformulation, staff training, media, PR, seminars, nutrition writer, communications, food and nutrition consultants, allergies, nutrition substantiation, nutrition support, marketing strategy, literature reviews, Food Standards Code, commercialisation, dairy, infant formula, vegetables, fruit, baby food, snacks, food for special purpose, nutritional supplements, medical supplements.

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Dietitians NZ

DESCRIPTION: Dietitians NZ is the most progressive and dynamic food and nutrition professional association in New Zealand. It represents dietitians and associated professionals practicing in diverse areas of dietetics. Dietitians NZ has approximately 570 members with the majority being New Zealand Registered Dietitians. The Associate members are either scientists with nutrition qualifications or dietitians who are not currently practicing. Dietitians NZ strongly supports student and new graduate dietitians by offering reduced membership fees when they begin to practise. Dietitians NZ benefits greatly from retired and honorary life members who continue to contribute to the association. Dietitians NZ has a national office in Wellington, seven branches and 14 Special Interest Groups [SIGs].
KEY WORDS: Dietitians apply scientific knowledge about food and nutrition to individuals and groups in states of health and disease to promote optimal health outcomes within the social, economic and cultural context of the New Zealand population.

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Engineering New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: Engineering New Zealand (previously The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand - IPENZ) is the professional body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. It’s our job to bring engineering to life. To transform preconceptions and help our members engineer a better life for New Zealanders.
KEY WORDS: engineering, professional, body, nz, new, zealand, engineer, ipenz, institution, heritage, institute, career, e.nz, education, profession, jobs, employment, recruitment, vacancies, wellington, auckland, mipenz, calendar, jobhunt, futureintech

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Farmers' Markets New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: The national organisation unifying a network of authentic Farmers’ Markets throughout New Zealand. Our vision is to… “create a clear distinction between Authentic Farmers’ Markets and other markets; providing the support needed by Farmers’ Markets to ensure the long term sustainability of local food production throughout New Zealand.”
KEY WORDS: Farmers’ Markets NZ, New Zealand, farmers, local, cuisine, fresh, honest to goodness, authenticity, FMNZ, market, regional, cuisine, food, produce, local producers, artisan, Taste Farmers' Markets New Zealand Awards, Outstanding In Their Fields.

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New Zealand Chefs Association

DESCRIPTION: The New Zealand Chefs Association Inc. is the "National Association" representing professional chefs, cooks and trainees of New Zealand. The association is made up of regional branches around NZ. This network allow chefs to help fellow chefs both nationally and internationally. The branches hold regular meetings and are active within their regions and nationally. Members consist of people with a passion for food and represent a wide range of professions associated with this industry. As the voice of professional chefs in New Zealand NZCA represents New Zealand in the larger chefs community known as WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies).
KEY WORDS: NZChefs, NZCA, New Zealand, chef, chefs, cooks, trainees, association, professional body, NZChefs National Salon, annual chef's competition, Kids Can Cook competition

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New Zealand Guild of Food Writers

DESCRIPTION: The New Zealand Guild of Food Writers was formed in 1987 as a networking base for food journalists and those in allied occupations to provide opportunities to advance their knowledge of, and interest in, the specialist area of food, beverages and associated services. All members interface with the public in some way – through magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, publishing, teaching, consultancy, PR, catering, or photography. We have a pool of knowledge we wish to share to our mutual benefit. The Guild is run by an executive committee of professional members, with regional representatives.
KEY WORDS: NZGFW, food writers, authors, food stylists, critics, journalists, photographers, nutritionists, dietitians

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New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology - NZIFST

DESCRIPTION: A non profit organisation for New Zealand food industry professionals, in particular food scientists and food technologists. Incorporating DIANZ, the Dairy Industry Association of New Zealand. NZIFST, the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, is the professional link uniting people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods. The Institute is committed to the promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology, one of New Zealands most important industries and professions. Through regular Branch meetings, a fortnightly email newsletter, technical seminars and workshops, and an annual conference, a high level of member contact and participation is maintained. NZIFST Employment - jobs in food science, engineering and technology. NZIFST Careers & Education - index of tertiary courses and scholarships in food science, technology and engineering, career options, careers case studies, secondary schools food technology curriculum resources and mentoring, NZIFST / CREST Student Product Development Challenge, science fairs, food industry visits, online text books and teaching resources. continuing professional development, CPD, Food Industry Training (FIT) workshops, seminars, Endeavour Teacher Fellowships.
KEY WORDS: food technology, food science, food engineering, NZIFST, Council, Divisions, Branches, careers, education, courses, degrees, employment, jobs, vacancies, Food New Zealand, conference, food safety, Food Industry EXCELLENCE Awards, JC Andrews Award, Food Industry Training (FIT), Crash Courses, seminars, workshops, teaching resources, reference texts. NZIFST / CREST Student Product Development Challenge, Endeavour Teacher Fellowships, Unit Operations

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Nutrition Society of New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: The Nutrition Society of New Zealand is an organisation of qualified, practising health professionals, scientists and educators with a range of backgrounds who are bound by a shared interest in nutrition. NSNZ aims to bring together members interested in researching, applying and promoting sound nutrition. NSNZ promotes the science of nutrition, particularly the role of nutrition in growth and development, health and well-being in humans and animals.
KEY WORDS: The aims of the Society are: - To promote sound, ethical, safe and effective research in nutritional sciences - To develop sound practice in nutrition for public good To effectively communicate the benefits of good nutrition - To provide foster discussion and exchange information on nutrition related subjects and provide a forum for discussion. - To promote professional development of members We encourage membership from those interested in human and animal nutrition and have discounted membership fees for students.

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NZOQ

DESCRIPTION: NZOQ is a non-profit, professional society dedicated to providing leadership in the adoption of the principles of quality management and best practice in New Zealand. Quality is vital to New Zealand organisations and individuals if they are to succeed in the increasingly competitive marketplace. Since 1977, we have provided leadership in the advancement of quality management and best business practices. NZOQ's strength is the diversity of our members whose skills and experience span the spectrum of New Zealand industry sectors. We support our members through networking, information sharing and training initiatives. NZOQ is also a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE).
KEY WORDS: NZOQ, New Zealand Organisation for Quality, Quality, Workplace, Environment, Quality, Non-profit, Professional, Leadership, Management, ISO 9000, ISO 90001, ISO 9004, QNewZ

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The Oils & Fats Specialist Group of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry

DESCRIPTION: The Oils & Fats Specialist Group of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry is a special interest group that keeps its members in touch with both industrial and academic developments in the oils and fats field in New Zealand by technical seminars, conferences and newsletters. On our site you will also find useful oils & fats-related news, technical papers, articles, and links, not just about lipids, but other related functional food ingredients and foods. Nutrition updates and regular doses of myth destruction - promoting and supporting legitimate science messages on the web and in the media.
KEY WORDS: Oils & Fats Group, NZIC, professional interest group, Oils& Fats News, lipids, Handbook of Australasian Edible Oils

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