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.

For policy and advocacy questions contact us at policy@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

Submission

Released November 2021 - Our recommendations for the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2021-2026 for the funding of medical research and innovation.

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Released November 2021 - Dietitians Australia has offered feedback to the Australian Government's Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan. As the peak body for dietetics in Australia, we have offered several recommendations relating to dietetics for the draft plan.

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Released November 2021 - We are supportive of government strategies that aim to promote the health of Australians and address key chronic disease risk factors, such as overweight and obesity. We support the National Obesity Prevention Strategy and its ambitions but have given some recommendations.

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Released November 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need to offer healthcare through digital services including telehealth. Our submission is in response to the Digital Health Strategy consultation with recommendations on digital health services and dietetics.

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Released October 2021 - Dietitians Australia strongly supports the FSANZ view that protection of public health and safety is paramount always, and highlights this is particularly true for infant formula products. We have submitted feedback to Paper 3 of the FSAZNZ Proposal P1028 on the regulatory framework of infant formula.