The inaugural general meeting of the NZDA and conference were held in Wellington in 1943.
In 1946, the NZDA produced its first publication, the New Zealand Dietetic Association Bulletin--a 45-page foolscap, cyclostyled production containing 20 articles dealing with nutritional issues, items of news and NZDA activities.
The journal of the NZDA has been a forum for New Zealand dietitians for more than 50 years.
NZDA and DAA currently work cooperatively on many food and nutrition issues.
There have also been joint conferences between DAA, NZDA, and others such as the successful Pacific Partners in Nutrition in Auckland in 1999.
Together the DAA and the NZDA have over 3000 members.
Given Nutrition & Dietetics' recent name change it would be sensible for NZDA to adopt it as its official journal.