News from Dietitians Association of Australia
  • Dietitians Day in Australia

    On Thursday 19 September 2019, we celebrated Dedicated Dietitians working in Australia and abroad for Dietitians Day. Dietitians Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the dedication and inspiring work of the many Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) going above and beyond to helpbuild healthier communities through better nutrition.
    DAA members were invited to nominate a Dedicated Dietitian for recognition through DAA’s website, emails and social media channels. We were thrilled to receive more than 60 nominations for APDs going above and beyond - meet some of them here.
    To celebrate the many areas in which Dedicated Dietitians work, members in a variety of roles provided insights into a typical day in their job. From working in the media and private practice to clinical nutrition, the ‘Day in the Life of a Dietitian’ series explored some of the many paths an APD may take in their career. Find the series here.
    Members were encouraged to participate using a series of prepared social media tiles and banners, social media posts, signature blocks and more. Search #DietitiansDay and #DedicatedDietitians on social media to check out the celebrations!
    We look forward to doing it all again next year for Dietitians Day 2020! 
    Dietitians Association of Australia National Conference 2019
    In August, we exceeded expectations and were thrilled to welcome to the Gold Coast more than 800 dietitians, students and nutrition professionals over three days for a huge program of inspirational plenary sessions, insightful workshops and seminars as well as exciting social events - search #DAA2019 on social media to see all the action!
    NAIDOC Week 
    During NAIDOC Week in July, the Dietitians Association of Australia celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our activities included profiling the Indigenous Health plenary speakers joining us at the 2019 DAA National Conference the following month through media releases, via conference newsletters and on social media.
    Recognising and promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates of significance is one of the actions in our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), an Innovate RAP. Our Innovate RAP demonstrates our ongoing commitment to develop and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and engage staff and members in reconciliation. DAA advocates for improved food security, health outcomes and health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote, regional and urban parts of Australia.
    We are committed to strengthening our engagement and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a meaningful way, which we will continue to develop throughout the Innovate RAP plan in 2020. Find out more about our Innovate RAP and our preceding Reflect RAP here. 

    Nutrition & Dietetics is the official journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Covering all aspects of food, nutrition and dietetics, the Journal provides a forum for the
    reporting, discussion and development of scientifically credible knowledge related to human nutrition and dietetics. With open access options for Systematic Reviews and Randomised Control Trials, and expedited review, it is the journal for you! Read about author guidelines and submit your next paper here.