The Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) is the national association of the nutrition and dietetics profession, representing more than 5,400 members who are employed in a wide variety of areas including clinical dietetics, community nutrition, education, private sector, government, research and food industry. DAA’s vision is to be the leader in nutrition for better food, better health and wellbeing for all.
DAA administers the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credentialing program and facilitates continuing professional education events to keep members informed about current issues in nutrition and dietetics.
The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise.
APD is the only recognised credential for dietitians by the Australian government (for Medicare and DVA purposes), many state governments and many private health insurers. The APD logo and credential indicates that the health professional has qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs demonstrate their commitment to ongoing education and are committed to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice.
APDs provide a range of nutrition and dietetic services including:
• Assessing people’s nutritional needs
• Developing personalised eating plans and nutrition guidelines
• Providing nutrition counselling and support
• Providing information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
• Undertaking nutrition and food research
• Training health care professionals
• Developing nutrition communications, programs and policies
• Providing consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities.
For personalised nutrition advice, find an APD near you. Visit www.daa.asn.au or free call 1800 812 942