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 November 2022 - Our submission offers feedback on a draft framework that will help form the National Health Literacy Strategy.


Released November 2022 - Dietitians Australia has made a series of recommendations for improvements to the Victorian Eating Disorders Strategy.


Released November 2022 - Our submission supports the direction of the revised principles that will be used to create the 'discretionary food' flag.


Released October 2022 - We have submitted feedback to the FSANZ Proposal 1058, supporting added sugar labelling to enable consumers to make informed food choices.

Briefing paper

For the 2022 Victorian election, we are advocating on behalf of dietitians on a number of key priorities. Including increased access to Accredited Practising Dietitians and increased budget for preventative health.