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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Sent July 2021 - Dietitians Australia sent letters to politicians around Australia outlining our concerns over the planned reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


Sent September 2021 - Dietitians Australia wrote to Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians, Families and Social Services, requesting a meeting to discuss key issues related to food security, particularly in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


Sent September 2021 - Dietitians Australia sent a letter to the the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, about the appointment of the Dietary Guidelines Expert Committee.


Sent September 2021 - Dietitians Australia wrote to Dr Marisa Paterson MLA, Member for Murrumbidgee, requesting a meeting to discuss support services for eating disorders and improved access to the Eating Disorders Program


Sent October 2021 - A coalition of health organisations, including Dietitians Australia, presented a policy plan to improve public health. This was an open letter sent to the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health.