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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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Last reviewed: October 2020

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Medical Dental health – looking after your teeth and gums Dental health – looking after your teeth and gums Good oral hygiene and eating habits can reduce the risk of tooth decay

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I’m tired all the time, should I try a detox diet? » Dietitians Australia

Healthy Eating I'm tired all the time, should I try a detox diet? I’m tired all the time, should I try a detox diet? Detox diets tend to promise amazing results in a short time

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Where do I find saturated fats in food » Dietitians Australia

Nourishing Nutrients Where do I find saturated fats in food Where do I find saturated fats in food Saturated fats are often called ‘bad fats’ – they are not considered essential for good health, and have been linked with an increased risk of high blood cholesterol levels in the body which in turn is a risk factor for heart disease

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What can I put in my child’s lunchbox? » Dietitians Australia

Children What can I put in my child’s lunchbox? What can I put in my child’s lunchbox? What kids have in their lunchbox is super important, as they need premium petrol to fuel their day at school

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Is there a diet to prevent and treat cancer? » Dietitians Australia

Medical Is there a diet to prevent and treat cancer? Is there a diet to prevent and treat cancer? We know healthy eating is a proven step you can take to reduce your risk of getting cancer later on in life

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I don’t eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, should I take a supplement instead? » Dietitians Australia

Food and Food Products I don’t eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, should I take a supplement instead? I don’t eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, should I take a supplement instead? Supplements can’t replace foods in a healthy diet – the best way for your body to get nutrients is from food

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What does low fat mean? » Dietitians Australia

Food Labels What does low fat mean? What does low fat mean? Nutrient claims such as ‘low fat’ are often used by food manufacturers to point out the nutrition benefits of their product

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I’ve heard I need 2 serves of fruit & 5 serves of vegetables, but what is a serve? » Dietitians Australia

Healthy Eating I’ve heard I need 2 serves of fruit & 5 serves of vegetables, but what is a serve? I’ve heard I need 2 serves of fruit & 5 serves of vegetables, but what is a serve? One serve of vegetables is 75g or: ½ cup cooked vegetables ½ medium potato 1 cup salad vegetables ½ cup legumes One serve of fruit is 150g or: 1 medium sized piece (e

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