Corporate Partners and Alliances
About DAA Partnerships
By establishing partnerships, DAA can increase its capacity to:
- Provide accurate and practical nutrition information to the Australian public and support public nutrition education programs
- Promote awareness of DAA and Accredited Practising Dietitians as university-qualified nutrition and dietetic professionals
- Support DAA member services, particularly continuing professional development.
Corporate Partnership facts
There are several levels of corporate partnerships supporting a range of DAA activities including the DAA National Conference, educational events and DAA awards.
DAA’s partnerships are managed in accordance with the Association’s Corporate Partnership and Sponsorship Policy. Other related policies of interest are the Policy for Acceptance and Dissemination of Advertising (including trade exhibitions) and DAA’s Endorsement Policy.
Key points of interest from the Corporate Partnership and Sponsorship Policy are:
- The purpose of DAA partnerships is to further the Mission and Vision of DAA
- DAA works with corporate partners on mutually agreed projects that support member services or public activities that are consistent with DAA objectives, nutrition principles that DAA supports and current scientific knowledge
- DAA is open and transparent about its sponsorships and corporate partnerships
- DAA values its independence and will not be influenced in any statements, positions or opinions by its commercial agreements
- DAA takes great care to avoid conflict of interest
- DAA does not provide exclusive partnerships.
Note: DAA is currently preparing a comprehensive survey to gather feedback from members about partnerships and sponsorships, with this work progressing in early 2018.
Benefits for corporate partnerships
- Credible, independent, expert partner for nutrition communications
- Unparalleled opportunity to inform the Australian public regarding health and nutrition
- Access to nutrition and dietetic consultants for advice
- Information and expert advice on all nutrition and health issues
- Copies of DAA publications – Nutrition & Dietetics journal, DAA Directions (B2B newsletter, sent three times per year)
- Opportunities to sponsor DAA programs.
All Partners support our DAA vision:
Leadership in dietetics, food and nutrition for healthier people and healthier nations.
Education in Nutrition has grown to become an extremely popular online professional development webinar series. Our program curates the latest nutrition information and hot topics from remarkable and talented dietitians and health experts around the world. There are over 30 webinars delivered annually, and each is created with the dietitian’s on-going professional development in mind. Busy dietitians from Australia and internationally come together in one, easily accessible, online space to update and advance their knowledge and clinical practice on a continual and convenient basis. What’s more, viewing these webinars also means dietitians can log CPD hours.
nextmedia publishes Australian Healthy Food Guide magazine – a monthly consumer title designed to help consumers make healthy eating choices. Every issue contains practical advice, dozens of tips and ideas, and healthy recipes with complete nutritional analyses. The content is reliable and credible – with all articles written or reviewed by Accredited Practising Dietitians. For members there is a special subscription price click to subscribe.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company that delivers marketing and research services for Australia’s cattle, sheep and goat industries. MLA is committed to providing health professionals with useful information on the role of red meat in a healthy diet, by funding nutrition research, communicating nutrition research findings and developing a wide range of practical nutrition resources.
Campbell Arnott’s is one of the largest food manufacturers in Australia and manufacturers a wide variety of products, which contribute to consumers’ wellbeing focussed on Arnotts’ Vita-Weat and Campbell’s V8 and Country Ladle. The Campbell Arnott’s team is committed to making healthy balanced eating an easier choice through product innovation and reformulation, research and nutrition communications.
Nestlé has partnered with DAA since 1999 in support of the dietetic profession. Nestlé has made a number of global commitments focused on nutrition and driven by sound nutrition science which drive both reformulation of existing products,and development of new products. Nestlé employs over 30 APDs in Australia who work to improve its products in line with the nutritional needs of the Australian population, provide clear guidance on portion size, and support responsible consumption with education. Of particular interest to dietitians, and therefore the cornerstone of the partnership, are the Nestlé Health Science range of clinical nutrition products, the OptifastTM VLCD range, Nestlé Professional products for food service and the infant nutrition range.
The Australian Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers Forum (ABCMF) provides evidence-based, practical information from APDs about Australian breakfast cereals to help Australians make an informed choice in the morning. Find the facts on breakfast cereals and resources for professionals at cereal4brekkie.org.au. ABCMF is an AFGC Forum with members Freedom, Kellogg, Nestlé and Sanitarium.
AIA Australia is one of the leading life insurers in Australia and has introduced Vitality to the Australian market. Vitality is one of the largest health and wellness programs globally with over 5 million registered members across the US, UK, South Africa and Singapore. Vitality members earn points for completing a Nutrition Assessment with an APD.
The Almond Board of Australia is the peak representative body for Australia’s almond growers. One of our key roles is to communicate the nutritional benefits of eating almonds. Visit our website for the latest research and client resources.
The Egg Nutrition Council (ENC) is an independent group of health and nutrition experts who provide unbiased and accurate information to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) on the nutritional and health qualities of eggs.
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The Dietitians Association Australia refers members to Guild Insurance for Dietitians Liabilities Insurance, which includes: Breach of Professional Duty as a Dietitian, Public Liability and Goods Sold and Advice on Goods Sold. Guild understands the insurance needs of Dietitians and aims to provide a service that exceeds expectations.
The Australian Trucking Association is the peak body that represents trucking operators. The ATA’s members include major logistics companies, transport industry associations and businesses with leading expertise in truck technology.
The ATA releases Health Fact Sheets to it’s members, promoting better health and well being to it’s members. This April, the ATA covered healthy eating in a fact sheet which has been endorsed by the Dietitains Association of Australia, with information for ATA members about how to find the DAA website and how to contact an APD.
We are thrilled to announce that DAA will be partnering with Network Ten pre-school program, Crocamole, to help raise awareness of good nutrition among Australian children and their parents. DAA will work collaboratively with Crocamole to showcase the foods that Australian kids need for healthy growth and development. You can view the show on tenplay Kids.
Foodbank collects surplus and donated food and groceries from industry and the public to disseminate to over 2,500 front line food relief charities around the country. Foodbank supplies enough food to provide 109,000 meals a day to Australians in need.
Haemochromatosis Australia is he support, advocacy and health promotion group for Australians affected by hereditary haemochromatosis. This common genetic condition can cause people to absorb too much iron from their daily diet. The excess iron is stored in the body and can have serious health impacts. Early detection and treatment mean those at risk can lead a normal life. We work with DAA to raise awareness of the risks of too much iron and the need for medical advice before iron supplementation.
Healthy Kids Association is a non-profit organisation that has been promoting and influencing healthy food choices for children since 1991.
For more than fifty years, the Heart Foundation has been dedicated to saving lives by making a difference to the heart health of all Australians. Donations from the community help us to fund vital research, develop guidelines for health professionals, support patient care and help Australians to live healthier lifestyles. Visit www.heartfoundation.org.au for more information.
Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes which lead to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community.
SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. SecondBite do this by rescuing and redistributing surplus fresh food through their 1,200 community food program partners; building community capacity in food skills and nutrition and advocating for an end to food insecurity.