Dietitians Australia is the peak body for dietetic and nutrition professionals, representing over 8000 members in Australia and overseas. As the leading voice of nutrition in Australia, our role is to support our members, advocate for our profession and build healthier communities.
We do this through:
- Advocating on public health nutrition issues
- Raising the profile of the industry through public awareness and communication activities
- Providing CPD opportunities and events for members
- Facilitating networking and connection opportunities for members
- Managing the regulatory and credentialing aspects of the profession
- Publishing high-quality research on nutrition and dietetics
Influencing health policy
Dietitians Australia advocates on public health nutrition issues to ensure all Australians get sound advice. Our aim is to improve nutritional health across the country and give expert advice to support the health of all Australians.
We work with the government, agencies, and other bodies to influence health policy. We represent our Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) and support their work in helping Australians become healthier.
Maintaining Professional Standards
Dietitians Australia manages the regulatory and credentialing aspects of the profession. This includes the accreditation of university programs and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential.
APDs are Australia’s leaders in nutrition, equipped with the skills to provide personalised and evidence-based nutrition advice and support.
In a world of false claims and unfounded nutritional advice, Australians can be confident the advice they receive from an APD is solid and dependable.
APDs are the only recognised nutrition professionals able to provide dietetic services under:
- The Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- most private health funds