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 February 2022 - Dietitians Australia and 23 other public health and consumer organisations wrote to the Food Ministers Meeting, the Hon Minister Greg Hunt and the Hon Mr Mark Butler about the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (FSANZ Act) review.


Released February 2022 - In this submission Dietitians Australia provided the ACT Government with 25 recommendations to improve access to healthy and sustainable food in the ACT.


Released June 2020 - Dietitians Australia provided 16 recommendations to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs on the topic of food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities.


Dietitians Australia has provided feedback to the Queensland Government’s Mental Health Select Committee about opportunities to improve the mental health of Queenslanders.


Released January 2022 - In the lead up to the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the Government seeks feedback from community, businesses and organisations about what should be included. Dietitians Australia highlighted 13 priorities for the 2022-23 Federal Budget. Focus areas included health policy, aged care, the Medicare Benefits Schedule, food-based dietary guidelines and rural healthcare.