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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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