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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Our position on the need for aged care services to prioritise food production and presentation for consumers.

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Our position on improving food choice, and meeting individual needs and preferences within the aged care sector.

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Our position on the need for nutritious and culturally-appropriate meals to be provided to aged care residents. Government investment is needed to improve food offerings and develop evidence-based National Meal Guidelines for aged care residents, home-delivered and centre-based meal programs.

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Our position on establishing a national policy to improve the dining experience in residential aged care facilities.

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We call on aged care providers to engage Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) to review the quality of food, nutrition and the dining experience annually.