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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Release March 2023 - Dietitians Australia support the implementation of standardised, mandated, evidence-informed energy labels on alcoholic products to help support Australians to make informed dietary decisions.


Released February 2023 - Dietitians Australia calls for strong government leadership and commitment to rapidly adopt, implement and monitor government-led and comprehensive mandatory food policy legislation to reduce the overconsumption of salt/sodium, sugar and unhealthy fats.


Released February 2023 - Dietitians Australia support ‘Option 3: Hybrid mix of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches’ as outlined in the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) ‘P1056 first call for submissions Report’ documentation.


Released January 2023 - Dietitians Australia acknowledges the Albanese Government, as the first to implement a well-being approach to economic policy in Australia.


Released November 2021 - Our submission supports reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to improve the health and well-being of people with disability.