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


Released December 2022 - The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) play a critical role in implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). However, problems with the operation of the scheme including inconsistencies in decision-making processes, lead to disruption of critical dietetic services and serious impacts on the health and wellbeing of people with disability.


Released January 2023- Dietitians Australia welcomes the National Dementia Action Plan and commends the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care for including 7 objectives in support of the vision described.


Dietitians Australia made 8 recommendations for expenditure in the 2023-24 Federal Budget related to Aged Care, preventive health and Medicare.


Our response to the Employment White Paper Terms of Reference highlights the important role that dietitians play in building a sustainable care economy.