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 July 2023 - Submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand in response to consultation.


Released June 2023 - Submission to Department of Health and Aged Care in response to consultation.


Released June 2023 - Submission to the ACT Government on the design of mental health services in the ACT.


Released May 2023 - Submission to the Select Committee on the Cost of Living inquiry.


Released May 2023 - The MAIF Agreement is not fit-for-purpose and is failing to protect Australian infants and young children from the aggressive promotion of formula milk.