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National Nutrition Policy

Putting nutrition on the agenda

We're working with you to educate policy-makers on the importance of good nutrition.

We want to improve the health of Australians and reduce diet-related costs to our health sector.

Updating policy

We're working towards an updated National Nutrition Policy.

Australia last updated its nutritional policy in 1992. Since that time, the diet-related health of the country has deteriorated.

We want a new policy that:

  • addresses the increasing cost of diet-related chronic disease
  • recommends healthy nutrition initiatives
  • supports the role of dietitians
  • improves population health
  • addresses current and future nutrition issues
  • provides leadership for governments and health agencies

We're not alone

As we call on the Australian Government to develop a new policy, we're working with:

  • Heart Foundation
  • Nutrition Australia
  • Public Health Association of Australia

Together, we're asking for a national policy to align with recommendations from:

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations Steering Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Read our Joint Policy Statement: Towards a National Nutrition Policy for Australia.

Our policy work

Learn more about our policy work

Getting more involved

As a member, your voice can help us:

  • build healthier communities
  • call for policy change
  • advocate for the work of dietitians

There are many ways you can get involved, including:

  • your local branch 
  • advisory committees
  • interest and discussion groups
  • volunteering

Find out how you can get involved 


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