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 2021 - Quality diet and nutrition play fundamental roles in both risk reduction and symptom alleviation in mental illness and related physical comorbidities. Dietitians Australia has submitted feedback to ACIL Allen regarding the Draft National Mental Health Workforce Strategy.


Released September 2021 - The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) P1208 Proposal aims to revise and clarify standards relating to infant formula. Paper 2 focuses on the nutrient composition of infant formula. Dietitians Australia has submitted recommendations for paper 2.


Released August 2021 - Submitted to the Department of Health, Dietitians Australia has provided feedback addressing the proposed quarterly food and nutrition reporting fields for residential aged care.


Released August 2021 - Dietitians Australia has provided feedback to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Scheme regarding the NDIS Workforce with recommendations concerning dietitians working in the disability sector.


Released November 2021 - We do not agree that the Guide for Serving Sizes outlines true best practice. Serving sizes are still very large for many categories and will encourage excessive intake distorted perceptions of normal food intake.