The Australian Dietary Guidelines use the best available scientific evidence to provide information on the types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns that aim to:
- promote health and wellbeing
- reduce the risk of diet-related conditions
- reduce the risk of chronic disease.
The Guidelines are for use by health professionals, policy makers, educators, food manufacturers, food retailers and researchers.
The content of the Australian Dietary Guidelines applies to all healthy Australians, as well as those with common diet-related risk factors such as being overweight. They do not apply to people who need special dietary advice for a medical condition, or to the frail elderly.
Download the guidelines and companion resources
Resources suitable for printing
The following high resolution copies of Australian Dietary Guidelines companion resources are suitable for desktop printing.
- Australian Guide to Healthy Eating - Poster (PDF, 2MB)
- Australian Guide to Healthy Eating - Poster: blank template (PDF, 1.52MB)
- Giving your baby the best start - Brochure (PDF, 1.23MB)
- Healthy eating for children - Brochure (PDF, 2.63MB)
- Healthy eating for adults - Brochure (PDF, 3.03MB)
- Healthy eating during your pregnancy - Brochure (PDF, 2.60MB)
- A modelling system to inform the revision of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (2011) (PDF, 3.5MB)
- A review of the evidence to address targeted questions to inform the revision of the Australian Dietary Guidelines (PDF, 6.6MB)
- Review: Nutritional requirements and dietary advice targeted for pregnant and breastfeeding women (2011) (PDF, 4.7MB)
- Public Consultation Report: Australian Dietary Guidelines (PDF, 1MB)
- Public Consultation Report: Appendix G: Food, Nutrition and Environmental Sustainability (PDF, 693KB)