Changing the lives of Australians for over 40 Years since 1979

About

With community-based nutrition education and services

Nutrition Australia is the registered business name for The Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc.

Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit, community based organisation with divisions throughout Australia. Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
Nutrition Australia is the registered business name for The Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc. The Australia Nutrition Foundation is a registered association, registered in the ACT.
National Strategic Focus

  • To facilitate delivery of the healthy eating message to a much larger audience
  • To build capacity through advocacy, partnerships and collaboration
  • To develop a sustainable organisation
  • To manage the brand.

Key Activities

  • To enable change through education and information sharing
  • Collaborate to effectively and efficiently deliver the healthy eating message to all
  • Advocate for good nutrition and healthy eating.

History

(founded in 1979)

The Australian Nutrition Foundation Inc was founded in 1979, became incorporated in 1981, and commenced trading as Nutrition Australia in 2001.
Nutrition Australia continues the work of the Australian Nutrition Foundation (ANF) as Australia’s peak community nutrition education body, to provide scientifically based nutrition information to encourage all Australians to achieve optimal health through encouraging quality foods for a balanced diet low in processed products.

Our Goals

Our goals include:

  • Promoting optimal health by encouraging food variety and physical activity
  • Promoting an understanding of good nutrition
  • Encouraging healthy food choices to prevent and manage chronic lifestyle conditions such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
  • Facilitating nutrition education programs for early learning centres, schools, workplaces and aged care facilities
  • Developing resources to promote good health and nutrition
  • Translating current, credible research into practical and pragmatic information
  • Disseminating nutrition knowledge in an accessible form so that it can be used by the general public, health professionals and educators alike.

Services and activities

Some examples of Nutrition Australia services and activities include:

  • Public information and advisory services
  • Displays, workshops and seminars
  • Liaising with food industry
  • Publications, posters and resources on topical issues
  • Community based programs for schools, childcare centres and outside school hours care
  • Submissions to government committees on subjects including national and state food and nutrition policies, dietary guidelines, food standards and future strategies
  • Workplace health promotion programs
  • Networking with other recognised nutrition and health organisations
  • Media liaison and advocacy.

 

Our divisions

Nutrition Australia operates through a National Board and state and territory divisions

The national board is responsible for policy, governance and national programs and the state divisions are encouraged to respond to local needs and opportunities for nutrition education and health promotion. Read more about our divisions below.

Board of directors

Each state or territory division of Nutrition Australia may appoint two National Board Directors. One of these Directors must be a nutrition professional