As Australia's peak body for dietitians, we represent our members and our profession. We raise awareness about the importance of nutrition in public health. Our advocacy and policy work helps us support Australia's healthcare needs.

We advocate for the role of Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs). APDs treat a range of health conditions and give expert advice on nutrition and dietary issues. They help Australians stay healthy and well.

Nutritional health is a key public health issue. We work with all levels of government, government agencies and other peak bodies to influence health policy. Our expert advice can help improve the health of all Australians.

Our latest policy and advocacy work

We promote better community healthcare by advocating for key areas of nutritional health.

Right now, our advocacy priority areas are aged care, disability, healthy and sustainable diets, and mental health.

For policy and advocacy questions contact us at policy@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

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This 2019 report outlines the social and economic costs of poor nutrition and the importance of a coordinated and collaborative approach to our nutritional health.

Submission

Dietitians Australia has submitted feedback to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) on the topic of infant formula standards (June 2022).

Letter

Sent June 2022 - Following the Federal Election and change in government, Dietitians Australia wrote to the new Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, to congratulate him on his appointment.

Letter Position statement (joint)

Advertising for products that cause substantial harm should be required to follow government-led rules that protect our children, families and broader community. Dietitians Australia and 46 other public health and consumer organisations have released a statement on the alcohol industry's review of its Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC).

Position statement (joint)

Dietitians Australia joined Cancer Council NSW and 12 other health organisations in a call for the NSW government to remove unhealthy food advertising from property owned by, or contracted to, the NSW Government.