As the leading voice of nutrition in Australia, we're helping build healthy communities. Read our advice to learn how diet and nutrition can improve your health and wellbeing.

Evidence-based health advice

Our growing library of health advice articles feature the latest scientific evidence about human nutrition. Our Interest Groups and Accredited Practising Dietitians inform the health advice we give to you.

Smart eating advice

We'll answer your diet and nutrition questions and help you understand how to eat smarter. You'll learn nutrition facts and how your diet can help you manage your health.

When to see a dietitian

We'll help you understand when you need to see a dietitian. A dietitian can give you personalised advice and a healthy eating plan specific to your nutritional needs.

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We'll be adding more health advice articles to our website over the coming months. If you have questions about our health advice, contact us at info@dietitiansaustralia.org.au

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Foods and nutrients Labels and health claims Specific diets and fads

Is paleo as healthy as the influencers say? We look at the evidence to see if we should really eat like our ancient ancestors.

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Diseases and conditions

Diverticular disease is a common disorder of the digestive system. But a high-fibre diet, being active and drinking plenty of water can help.

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Healthy eating

The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) are a framework for healthy eating among the general population. They provide population-level guidance on a healthy diet.

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Diseases and conditions Specific diets and fads

Eating disorders are increasingly common, and they come with significant psychological, nutritional and physical health consequences. Recovery is possible. You can get help for yourself or someone you care about.

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Diseases and conditions Foods and nutrients

What is lactose intolerance? We look at common symptoms, how to manage them, and what foods might trigger discomfort.

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Diseases and conditions Foods and nutrients Specific diets and fads

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and how can dietary strategies help improve its uncomfortable symptoms?

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Disability Diseases and conditions

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder which affects a number of systems in the body, including hunger and thirst. Discover how an Accredited Practising Dietitan (APD) has helped Sandra and her son Charlie, who lives with PWS.

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Foods and nutrients

Find out why iron is an essential nutrient for your wellbeing. And how you can make sure your diet gives you the iron you need to live a healthy life.

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Aged care Diseases and conditions Foods and nutrients Healthy eating

Malnutrition is a major public health issue in Australia, particularly for older Australians. Prevention is key. Here we explore its symptoms and treatment.

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Foods and nutrients Healthy eating

Salt contains sodium and chloride – both important minerals. But eating too much salt is linked to health problems, and most Australians eat more salt than they need. Here's the best way to cut the amount of salt in your diet.

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Healthy eating Mental health

A nutritious diet is not just good for your body. It is good for your brain and mental health too. Here are some tips for eating well for your mental health.

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Diseases and conditions Foods and nutrients

Cow's milk allergy is common in babies and children, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. Avoiding cow's milk and other dairy-containing foods is the only effective way to manage a cow's milk allergy, but it's important to seek specialist advice.

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Foods and nutrients Healthy eating

Protein is an important nutrient that our bodies use to function properly. Most Australians get enough protein, but there are some groups of people who may need to monitor the amount of protein they eat. Here are some easy ways to increase the protein in your diet.

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Foods and nutrients Healthy eating

A varied and well-balanced vegetarian diet can supply all the nutrients you need for good health. Here are the nutrients you need to pay attention to if you're following a plant-based diet.

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Foods and nutrients Healthy eating

Fats provide flavour to many foods. There are different types of fats, and some are healthier than others. Here we explain the fats that are an important part of a healthy diet, as well as the truth about saturated fats.

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Diseases and conditions

PCOS is a common hormonal condition of the ovaries that can cause problems such as an irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain, impaired fertility and poor mental health. Diet and lifestyle changes are the first steps to manage PCOS, and an Accredited Practising Dietitian specialising in PCOS is the most qualified professional to help.

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Foods and nutrients

Plant-based milks have emerged as a non-dairy alternative to cow’s milk, and can be a safe and healthy choice from childhood to adulthood. But which is the best one to meet your needs? Here we take a look at some of the options available.

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Foods and nutrients

Following a diet rich in fibre-containing foods has many health benefits. Learn about the different types of fibre and its role in good gut health.

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Specific diets and fads Weight management

Intermittent fasting is an approach to eating that alternates between periods of fasting and eating. And whilst intermittent fasting can work well for some people, it is not a magic bullet to improved health. There are also some groups of people who should give intermittent fasting a miss.