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Dietitians Australia

Dietitians Australia (DA) is the peak body for dietetic and nutrition professionals, representing more than 7,000 members around Australia and overseas.

Its members work in all areas of dietetics and nutrition including hospitals, food service management, community health, private practice, educational institutions, government departments and industry.

Vision

To provide leadership in dietetics, food and nutrition for healthier people and a healthier nation.

Mission

Supporting members, advocating for our profession, and building healthier communities.

Strategic activities

  • strengthen the foundation
  • champion excellence in practice
  • increase opportunities for members
  • advocate to influence government policy
  • collaborate on and influence international and dietetic and nutrition issues
  • maintain and enhance good governance and management

Dietitians Australia recommends looking for the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APDs) credential when choosing a dietitian. APDs translate scientific nutrition information into personalised, practical advice on food and nutrition.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Dietitians Australia.

Last reviewed: October 2020

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Pregnancy Why do pregnant and breastfeeding women need more iodine? Why do pregnant and breastfeeding women need more iodine? The thyroid, the gland which stores iodine, is more active during pregnancy

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What does low salt mean? - Dietitians Australia

Food Labels What does low salt mean? What does low salt mean? Nutrient claims such as ‘low salt’ are often used by food manufacturers to provide a point of difference with their product over others

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Should we be concerned about a child’s weight? - Dietitians Australia

Children Should we be concerned about a child’s weight? Should we be concerned about a child’s weight? Between 1985 and 1995 the rate of childhood overweight doubled and obesity tripled in Australia

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How much television can my children watch if I want them to be healthy? - Dietitians Australia

Children How much television can my children watch if I want them to be healthy? How much television can my children watch if I want them to be healthy? Children should not spend more than two hours a day using any electronic entertainment, including computer games, TV or the internet

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Vegetarian diets - the basics - Dietitians Australia

Healthy Eating Vegetarian diets - the basics Vegetarian diets – the basics Vegetarian diets can be really healthy, but they need to be carefully planned to make sure all the nutrients you need to be healthy are included

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Five ways to help tackle fussy eating - Dietitians Australia

Children Five ways to help tackle fussy eating Five ways to help tackle fussy eating When you have kids, meal times can be stressful

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How can I prevent my child from becoming overweight? - Dietitians Australia

Children How can I prevent my child from becoming overweight? How can I prevent my child from becoming overweight? Right from the start, encourage your whole family to adopt a healthy lifestyle by: Eating a healthy, balanced diet Being physically active

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Pregnancy - Dietitians Australia

Smart Eating Fast Facts Pregnancy Nutrition for pregnancy Is there a special diet I should follow while trying to get pregnant? What extra nutrients do I need in pregnancy? What do I need to eat if I’m breastfeeding? Why do pregnant and breastfeeding women need more iodine? Pregnancy Good nutrition during pregnancy is critical, both for the developing baby and its mum

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What extra nutrients do I need in pregnancy? - Dietitians Australia

Pregnancy What extra nutrients do I need in pregnancy? What extra nutrients do I need in pregnancy? Good nutrition in pregnancy is essential

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Nutrition for pregnancy - Dietitians Australia

Pregnancy Nutrition for pregnancy Nutrition for pregnancy Pregnancy is a demanding time for the body, however you will only need a little more energy (kilojoules) each day than what was needed before pregnancy

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The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

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