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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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The facts about fats | Dietitians Australia

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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How dietitians support people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) | Dietitians Australia

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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What is a vegetarian diet? | Dietitians Australia

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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Protein | Dietitians Australia

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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Lactose intolerance | Dietitians Australia

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

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Salt | Dietitians Australia

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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Cow's milk (dairy) allergy | Dietitians Australia

Cow's milk allergy is common in babies and children, and symptoms can range from milk 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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What are the Australian Dietary Guidelines? | Dietitians Australia

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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Seeing a dietitian in Australia | Dietitians Australia

Dietitians treat a range of health conditions. They understand how nutrition affects the body and will give you expert nutrition and dietary advice.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) | Dietitians Australia

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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