Call for a New National Nutrition Policy
DAA Election Statement: Nutrition Should Feed the Federal Election
The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) election statement outlines key areas that all political parties and the future government must address to nourish the nation. Calling for immediate action, the statement details the following the priorities:
- Develop a new National Nutrition Policy
- Equip Australians to make informed food choices for their health
- Ensure all Australians are able to access appropriate care for their nutrition needs
- Regularly evaluate health initiatives for a meaningful impact.
DAA Members, do you want to join in advocating for a new National Nutrition Policy? See how you can get involved here
Australia has not updated our National Nutrition Policy in over 26 years and as Australia’s health has deteriorated it’s time to put health on our nation’s table and call for change!
A new National Nutrition Policy would address the enormous cost and increasing prevalence of diet-related chronic disease, and recognise the contribution of nutrition to the wellbeing of individuals and our population.
For Smart Eating Week, 11-17 February 2019, DAA released the report: Nourish not Neglect: Putting health on our nation’s table.
This details the social and economic costs of poor nutrition to our society and outlines the proactive steps required to make a new National Nutrition Policy a reality.