Practitioner Member Resources MB

Practitioner Member Resources

This is an area of resources and information to support you in your practice and your professional development.

If there are additional things you would like to be able to access here, or things that you think other members would benefit from, please email us at

1Nutrition Resources & Databases
Bpac Better Medicine

Information and articles about best practice in healthcare treatments

Drug Interactions Checker

Check for interactions between drugs, nutritional supplements, foods/beverages and medical conditions

Food Composition

Nutrient content of New Zealand foods and food and drink products


Prescribing information for a wide range of naturopathic products

Nutrient Reference Values

Ministry of Health nutrient reference value recommendations


Natural and complementary health information from the US NIH National Library of Medicine

An international, peer reviewed, open access scientific journal of human nutrition
2Practitioner Membership Renewal Process

As you will be aware from our email communication on 19 August 2021, we are transitioning from an anniversary to an annual renewal model. Once the transition is complete members will renew on 1st August each year, rather than on the anniversary of their join date.

Memberships expiring 1st August 2021 - 30th April 2022

You will receive an email with a link to your invoice for your membership fees one month before your expiry date. Renewal will simply involve paying your fees via credit card in your online account. Membership fees will be pro-rated to 1st August 2022.

CPE will not be checked during the renewal process as we transition to the annual renewal model. However documentation for any CPE you have earned since your last renewal, can be uploaded into your personal profile at any time from now until 1st July 2022, when members will need to have submitted 15 CPE as per below.

Memberships expiring 1st May - 31st July 2022

Your membership renewals are particularly short leading up to the new expiry of 1st August 2022, therefore you will receive one invoice on 1st July for fees to take you through to 1st August 2023 (rather than receiving two invoices in a short space of time and follow the steps for renewal as per below.

First Annual Renewal - 1st August 2022

Renewing your membership will now involves just two steps:

1. Upload your CPE documentation to your personal profile throughout the year, ensuring you have 15 CPE points uploaded by 1st July each year.

2. Pay your membership fees via credit card in your online account.

All members will receive renewal emails starting from the beginning of the year, to remind them that they need to have loaded 15 CPE onto their personal profile personal profile by 1st July 2022.

You will still have a full year to acquire CPE as per the previous anniversary model, as any CPE acquired after 1st July can be used for the following year’s renewal. However you won’t be able to start uploading CPE for the next renewal year, until after 1st August when the current year’s renewal process is complete.

Please note:
  • Members who fail to meet the renewal deadlines will incur a $40 admin fee, as late renewals will need to be processed manually.
  • If membership CPE criteria are not met, membership can’t be renewed. The applicant can request a refund however an administration fee will be retained.
  • New graduate members who join partway through the year are not required to submit CPE until their second renewal.

    Further information about how to gain CPE can be found here:

    Continued Education Points Credited
    Attendance at CNA events
    Submit attendance certificate
    1 point per learning hour
    Nutritional health related industry webinars, seminars, conferences, courses and journals with CPE offered
    Submit attendance certificate with CPE value recorded on it
    1 point per learning hour
    Presentation of a nutrition related topic to the public or professionals
    Note: Presentations must be at least 45 minutes long and include a minimum of 5 references published within the previous 10 years. Repeat presentations of the same topic/material will not gain CPE
    1. Submit a referenced PDF of content and/or slides
    2. Submit a completed downloadable presentation form with verification of hours, topic and witness signature
    2 points per presentation, MAX 2 events per year
    Write a referenced article or E-book
    Note: Must be a minimum of 1000 words and include a minimum of 5 references published within the previous 10 years
    Submit article, E-book or link to view
    2 points, MAX 2 articles and/or E-books per year
    Volunteer work in holistic nutrition for a community based project
    Submit a completed downloadable volunteer form with verification of hours, tasks and witness signature DOWNLOAD FORM
    1 point per hour, MAX 3 points per year
    Business related professional development courses
    Submit proof of payment or certificate of completion
    2 points per year
    Formal nutrition health-related studies at a Tertiary Institute (NZQA level 5+ or equivalent International Institute)
    Submit proof of enrolment or qualification certificate including learning hours
    1 point per learning hour
    Teaching a nutrition related undergraduate or postgraduate course
    Submit a completed downloadable teaching form with verification of hours, topic and witness signature DOWNLOAD FORM
    5 points per year
    Peer reviewed published research paper, fully referenced
    Submit research paper including references
    15 points
    Nutritional health related book published by a reputable publishing company
    Note: Must be a minimum of 150 pages, include a minimum of 30 references published within the previous 10 years and have an ISBN number
    Submit proof of book
    15 points

  • 3Connection, Networking and Support
    CNA Events

    Events are a great way to meet and connect with fellow CNA members. We generally hold three events per year including the AGM, a business management themed event and a foodies day event. Recently these events have been hosted online due to necessity with the COVID pandemic, however we look forward to being able to return to face to face events in the future. The current events calendar can be viewed here


    Are you a member of our private facebook group? If not please make sure you join up as this is an excellent way to keep up to date with CNA news and events and also an incredibly valuable resource where you can check in with your colleagues, share ideas and get support and advice on challenging areas of your practice.

    The link for the private group is

    We also have a public facebook group which we invite you to join, to ensure we continue to grow our public profile.

    The link for the public group is

    CNA Committee Meetings

    Check out the meeting calendar for the next CNA committee meeting should you wish to raise any questions or concerns that you wish us to address.

    CNA Newsletters

    Recent CNA newsletters can be found here.

    Informal Networking Events

    If you would like to host an informal networking event in your area, or you are currently part of something like this in your local area, please get in touch so that we can help to spread the word with your colleagues.

    4CNA Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM was held on Tuesday 22 June 2021 and featured Cliff Harvey talking about Functional Mycology. Please see below for a recording of this event, Cliff’s notes and a copy of the AGM meeting minutes.

    AGM event recording

    AGM minutes

    Functional Mycology notes

    5Professional Development

    There are so many options for webinars, events, conferences and short courses that help to development professional skills and knowledge. Following are just some examples of the organisations that offer these. We encourage you to post any other courses you are aware of that offer CPE to the CNA Members Facebook page

    • AIMA

    Workshops, webinars, conferences and courses on a wide range of integrative medicine topics

    • Bio-practica

    Offer a range of articles and courses on nutrition topics and bio-practica products

    • FxMed
    Learn about DUTCH, OAT, GI testing and a whole lot more with these free and paid courses at FxMed

    • Health Masters
    Health Masters Live brings postgraduate education to natural medicine practitioners around the globe. Hear from integrative professors and naturopathic doctors who lead their field and are inspired by their passion, as much as their knowledge and expertise

    • Holistic Performance Institute

    Articles, workshops, webinars and short courses for professional and personal development

    • Metagenics Institute

    Research reviews and articles, clinical tools, courses, events, webinars and podcasts on nutrition and practice management topics

    • Nutrisearch

    Webinars, seminars, conferences and courses on testing tools, products and nutrition topics

    6Clinical & Practice Management Tools

    These are some of the tools that your colleagues and other practitioners in the industry are finding useful to use with their clients and manage their practice. Please feel free to use the private CNA facebook group to start a conversation with your colleagues about these and other tools. We’d love to hear what you are finding success with in your practice.

    Practice Management


    Client Tracking


    Recipe & Menu Planning


    7Post Nominals

    We are currently working on this project and hope to have more information to you soon.

    8Apply for use of CNA & Southern Cross Logos
    The Clinical Nutrition Association of NZ (CNA) owns the Accredited Member logo (the logo) and as an active Practitioner member of the CNA you are encouraged to make use of the Accredited Member logo in conjunction with your logo in advertising, promotions, and other communications.

    Please click here for the form to review and agree to the terms and conditions of use and gain access to the logo.
    The Clinical Nutrition Association is recognised by Southern Cross Insurance and your clients may be able to claim for your services.

    Active Practitioner members of the CNA may use the Southern Cross Healthcare Society logo in their marketing, which demonstrates the potential for claim.

    Please click here to read more about our relationship with Southern Cross

    Please click here for the form to review and agree to the terms and conditions of use, and gain access to the logo.
    9Client Insurance Claims
    Southern Cross Insurance

    The Clinical Nutrition Association is recognised by Southern Cross Insurance and your clients may be able to claim for your services. Such claims will be approved for nutrition focused consultations only - no other service, food or supplements.

    Please refer to the document below to learn more about our relationship with Southern Cross and what should be included on your receipts to facilitate the claim process.

    Southern Cross Insurance Claims

    10Code of Conduct and Rules of Practice

    The CNA Code of Conduct and Rules of Practice are available to view here

    Please note that members are required to print and display the Code of Conduct in their clinic space, along with their current practicing certificate.

    11Cultural Safety & Biases in Healthcare

    This free course offered by the Holistic Performance Institute offers insights into considerations for identifying and avoiding cultural biases that affect the quality of healthcare provision.

    12CNA Fellowship

    We are currently working on this project and hope to have more information to you soon.

    13Indemnity Insurance

    If you are setting up a new practice or looking to review your current insurance provider, the following links may provide some useful options. 

    14Referral links

    Allied Health Practitioners


    Acupuncture is effective for treating musculoskeletal conditions and may be a useful adjunct for treating chronic disorders.


    Osteopathy provides a holistic approach to the proper functioning of the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs and is suitable for all ages.


    The Psychological Society website offers an advanced search option to find a registered clinical psychologist based on specific areas of expertise, region and age of client.



    New Zealand based support, education and awareness regarding eating disorders


    v Global education and support resource for parents of those with eating disorders


    Wellbeing, safety and suicide prevention support for individuals, or anyone concerned about an individual’s wellbeing.

    Mothers Helpers

    Mothers Helpers encourages mental and emotional wellbeing for mothers, their aim is to prevent and/or support those with antenatal and postnatal depression.

    Rainbow Youth

    Support, information, resources and advocacy for Aotearoa’s queer, gender diverse, takatāpui and intersex youth


    Support for anyone experiencing loneliness, depression, despair, distress or suicidal feelings.


    Support for all young people including those struggling with their mental health or other issues and offers a free 24/7 Helpline service (text, phone, webchat & email), free face-to-face counselling services, youth mentoring, programmes in schools and communities to help people grow and develop.

    15First Aid Courses

    First aid courses can be booked through the following providers:

    Red Cross

    St Johns