25 November 2020

Applications are invited from experts to join the review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines

The current Australian Dietary Guidelines were published in 2013 and provide scientific advice about the foods to eat for a healthy life.

The Expert Committee will review and update the Guidelines to ensure they are supported by the most recent, relevant and high quality evidence.

An expression of interest opens today. 

“The Australian Dietary Guidelines are an important public resource to help us all make healthy food choices in our daily lives, as well as a trusted resource for health professionals, policy makers, educators and industry,” said NHMRC CEO Professor Anne Kelso.

“As our knowledge and understanding advance, we need to ensure the Guidelines reflect the most relevant scientific evidence.

 “We are seeking experts to advise on the review of the Guidelines. We are looking for people who are recognised in areas such as evidence translation, epidemiology, research methodology, nutrition across the life cycle, nutrition communication, and food and health relationships.” 

The review will identify developments in nutrition science and new knowledge of the factors which influence the health of Australians, and prioritise new topics for possible inclusion in the Guidelines. 

Stakeholder views will be an important part of the review. Interested parties will have the opportunity to: 

  • contribute to a scoping survey to identify possible topics to include in the review
  • submit evidence as part of a call for evidence for the development phase
  • comment on the draft guidelines during the public and targeted consultation phase.

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.

More information on the Expression of Interest for the Expert Committee to Review the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines is available on the NHMRC website. Submissions close at 3:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday 16 December 2020.

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NHMRC Media Team
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