Who are Accredited Practising Dietitians?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They know about food and health and can help you sort through the maze of nutrition information.

APDs are qualified to advise individuals and groups on nutrition related matters. They also have the clinical training to modify diets to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer, food allergies and intolerances.

APDs have sound university training accredited by the Dietetians Association of Australia (DAA). APDs undertake ongoing training and comply with the Association’s guidelines for best practice. They are committed to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice, and to providing quality service.

What do APDs do?

APDs translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice about what to eat.


  • Assess people’s nutritional needs
  • Development personalised eating plans and nutritional guidelines
  • Provide information on: Healthy eating, reading food labels, choosing the best foods when shopping and eating out, healthy ways to prepare food
  • Sort out nutrition fact from fiction
  • Undertake nutrition and food research
  • Train health care professionals
  • Develop nutrition communications, programs, policies

What is the Dietitians Association of Australia?

The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is the largest professional nutrition-focused body in Australia. The DAA’s mission is to support dietitians, and to promote better food, better health and better living for all. All APDs are members of DAA.