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Pūkenga Whakaita Kai (Ngā Tohunga Mātai Kai)

Dietitians provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition to individuals and communities. They also design nutrition programmes to support health and wellbeing.


Dietitians usually earn

$49K-$100K per year

Source: DHBs/PSA, 'Allied, Public Health and Technical Collective Agreement', 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dietitian are poor for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.
Dietitian talking about healthy food choices with a diabetic patient

A dietitian advises a diabetic patient on good health and nutrition

Last updated 22 November 2018