Debbie Mason – Registered Nutritionist (NZ)

Hi, my name is Debbie Mason, a wife, mother of three, grandmother of four… and Registered Nutritionist. I am passionate about nutrition and giving people the tools and information that they need to achieve optimal health.

I work with a huge range of people from busy mums and executives, to school students and elite athletes. Each one comes to me with individual aims and it’s my pleasure to help them meet and exceed those goals.

While I rely on science and best practice research to inform my work, I will always give you the information you need in a way you can easily relate to, understand, and adapt to your lifestyle.

After all, lifestyle is what it’s all about. You need simple, tasty, affordable, and practical nutrition that will optimize your health and energize your life.

Your goals are in reach – let me show you how.

Qualifications

  • BSc Human Nutrition
  • PGDip Human Nutrition papers including Advanced Sports Nutrition
  • Sport Dietitians Australia (SNC)– Australian Institute of Sport Canberra
  • MB-EAT Instructor
  • Registered Nutritionist (NZ)

It is important to note there are lots of people out there calling themselves a nutritionist. However, to become an NZ Registered Nutritionist it is a rigorous and ongoing process. You need a relevant university degree and a minimum of five years’ experience. You are also regularly supervised and have to prove your competency every three years to keep a registered status.

Private Clinical Nutritionist Experience

  • Massey University Recreation Centre, Albany
  • 2 The Dunes, Whangamata

Guest Lectures, Seminar Contributions, and Publications

Over the years, Debbie has delivered many guest lectures and contributed to a range of seminars on topics that include nutrition, balanced diets, healthy lifestyle, sports nutrition and more. Examples include:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Massey University Recreation Centre
  • Fertility Associates Auckland
  • Massey University Student Village
  • Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation
  • Kindercare Learning Centre
  • Epsom Girls Grammar
  • SHINE Conference
  • Thames Swimming Club
  • Windsor Park Baptist Church

Debbie’s list of publications includes:

  • Life Processes Ecology and Evolution NCEA Level 2, a book that won Secondary School Book of the Year in 2012
  • Sunday Herald July 2010 – Wine and the Weight Debate in collaboration with Candice Reed
  • Next Magazine January 2009 – Eat for More Energy