Accredited Practising Dietitians

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Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). The DAA and its Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) members encourage Australians to make this year the year to commit to looking and feeling their best!

For tailored nutrition and dietary advice, based on the latest science, see an APD. They’re nutrition scientists with years of university study behind them – so really are nutrition professionals.

Find an APD in your area or read on to learn more about how an APD can help you achieve your goals.

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Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs)

Accredited Practising Dietitians have the qualifications and skills to provide tailored nutrition and dietary advice to both groups and individuals. They have sound university qualifications, undertake ongoing training and education and comply with DAA’s guidelines for best practice as well as DAA’s Professional Standards.

APDs are trained to assess an individual’s diet to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s as well as overweight and obesity.

APDs are able to translate scientific information on nutrition into practical advice about what to eat for better health.


  • Assess individual nutritional needs
  • Develop personalised eating plans
  • Sort out nutrition fact from fiction
  • Undertake nutrition and food research
  • Train healthcare professionals
  • Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies.

APDs work in a diverse range of fields including:

  • Patient care in hospitals and nursing homes
  • Community nutrition and public health
  • Consultancy and private practice
  • Food service management
  • Food and medical nutrition industries
  • Public relations
  • Marketing and communications
  • Government
  • Research and teaching.

APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law. For more information, see the DAA website.

Find an APD in your area!

Some visits to an APD are eligible for Medicare or DVA rebates. Speak to your GP for more information. Discuss rebates with your private health fund as well.