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 May 2023 - Submission to the Select Committee on the Cost of Living inquiry.


Released May 2023 - The MAIF Agreement is not fit-for-purpose and is failing to protect Australian infants and young children from the aggressive promotion of formula milk.


Released April 2023 - We welcome the development of the first Early Years Strategy (the Strategy) and the opportunity to input into this important roadmap. While there are many important, cross-cutting, and mutually beneficial priorities for the Strategy, our recommendations focus on the impact of nutrition during this critical period of development.


Released December 2022 - To promote human and planetary health, a food system transformation is needed that supports the population to adopt healthy and sustainable diet-related practices.


Released March 2023 - Dietitians Australia’s key focus of the report is on the use of children’s data and personal information to market unhealthy foods and diets. Children should be able to use digital media without being exposed to and bombarded with sophisticated digital marketing campaigns for unhealthy food.