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 February 2024 - Submission to Department of Social Services


Released February 2024 - Submission to Queensland Government


Released February 2024 - Dietitians Australia strongly advocates for affordable and equitable access to a safe, nutritious, and adequate food supply.


Released January 2024 - Dietitians Australia made 9 recommendations for expenditure in the 2024-25 Federal Budget to improve Australians' nutritional health.


Released December 2023 - Submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand