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The role of the Board

The primary role of the Board is to promote and protect public interest by providing mechanisms to ensure that Dietitians are qualified, competent and fit to practise their profession.

The Board

Dietitian's Scope of Practice

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 (NZ) population.


Registering as a dietitian

Applicants who hold and satisfy all the qualifications, competence and fitness for registration requirements of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act) are likely to be eligible to apply for registration under the Dietitians Board’s scope of practice.