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 September 2022 - Dietitians Australia welcomed the opportunity to provide our expertise in response to the Digital Platform Services Inquiry’s issues paper on social media services.


Released August 2022 - Our recommendations on a 'horizon scan' document that supports the Food Regulatory System's strategic direction for 2023-2026. A safe, affordable, and nutritious food supply to ensure the health and well-being of all Australians must be the number one priority of this.


Released August 2022 - Dietitians Australia has responded to a call for comment on an application to allow the combination of oligosaccharides in infant formula products.


Dietitians Australia provided feedback and recommendations for the proposed design of the Support at Home Program, a new program for aged care at home.

Position statement

Our statement on Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) services and nutrition support products for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.