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 are registered health practitioners who evaluate scientific evidence about food and nutrition and translate it into practical strategies. Dietitians work in partnership with individuals, whānau, communities and populations, in states of health and disease, to support optimal health and well-being.


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.