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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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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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Malnutrition | Dietitians Australia

Malnutrition is a major public health issue in Australia, particularly for older Australians. Prevention is key. Here we explore its symptoms and treatment.

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Mental health including anxiety and depression | Dietitians Australia

A nutritious diet is not just good for your body. It is good for your brain and mental health too. Here are some tips for eating well for your mental health.

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Is a paleo diet plan healthy? | Dietitians Australia

Is Paleo as healthy as the influencers say? We look at the evidence to see if we should really eat like ancient humans.

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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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Dietary iron makes healthy bodies | Dietitians Australia

Find out why iron is an essential nutrient for your wellbeing. And how you can make sure your diet gives you the iron you need to live a healthy life.

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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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