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.

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Released April 2024 - Submission to Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water in response to the National Adaptation Plan Issues Paper.


Released March 2024 - Submission to Health Consult


Released March 2024 - Submission to Professor Cormack, Scope of Practice Review Team Lead

Briefing paper

Dietitians Australia asks for an increase in the dietetic workforce in community health settings across Tasmania


Released February 2024 - submission to Department of Health and Aged Care.