Student Member Resources MB

Student Member Resources

This is an area of resources and information to support you in your current studies, and in your transition to becoming a Registered Clinical Nutritionist and establishing your practice.

If there are additional things you would like to be able to access here, or things that you think other student 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
2Student 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. This means that instead of renewing on the anniversary of your join date, you will renew on 1st August each year.

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 renewal date. Renewal will simply involve paying your fees via credit card in your online account. This transition renewal will take you through to 1st August 2022.

Memberships expiring 1st May - 31st July 2021

You will receive one invoice on 1st July for membership fees to take you through to 1st August 2023 (rather than receiving two invoices in a short space of time) and follow the renewal steps outlined below.

First Annual Renewal - 1st August 2022

All student members will renew their membership till 1st August 2023 by:

1. Uploading documentation confirming current enrolment in an approved nutrition course via their personal profile by 1st July 2022.

2. Paying membership fees via credit card in their online account by 31st July 2022 (invoice will be sent via email on 1st July 2022).

3Upgrading from Student to Practitioner Member
When you have completed your studies and you are ready to apply for Practitioner Membership, simply log into your personal profile and enter the information required in the "Upgrading to Practitioner" section and send us a message so that we know to look out for it.
4Connection, Networking & 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.

5CNA 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

6Professional Development

Once you have graduated, there are so many options for webinars, events, conferences and short courses that help to further 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

7Clinical & Practice Management Tools

These are some of the tools that practitioners are finding useful to use with their clients and manage their practice, which you may find useful when you start to set up your practice. Please feel free to use the private CNA Facebook group to start a conversation with your colleagues about these and other tools.

Practice Management


Client Tracking


Recipe & Menu Planning


8Cultural 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.

9Post Nominals for Practitioner Members

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

10Code of Conduct and Rules of Practice

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

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

11CNA Fellowship

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

12Indemnity Insurance

If you are starting to think about setting up a new practice, the following links may provide some useful options. 

13Referral 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.

14First Aid Courses

First aid courses can be booked through the following providers:

Red Cross

St Johns