This page has information about the Australian Dietary Guidelines review.

Review of the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines

The Australian Government has announced that it will provide $2.5 million to the National Health and Medical Research Council to review the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines.

The review will ensure the Guidelines remain a trusted resource by considering the best and most recent scientific evidence.

NHMRC has begun the task of reviewing the Guidelines, with the first step being a scan of the latest nutrition science research and evidence from Australia and overseas.

Transparency and the Australian Dietary Guidelines review

To enhance transparency in the review of the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines, NHMRC has incorporated additional steps to share information with stakeholders. 

Stakeholder consultation

All stakeholders will be invited to participate in the formal consultation processes outlined under the 'how to get involved' tab. All submissions received during public and targeted consultation will be published in full on NHMRC’s consultation portal unless NHMRC determines otherwise, for example where a submission is out of scope. As part of the invitation to participate, all stakeholders will receive a notification advising that any submission will be published in full.

Stakeholder communications

NHMRC will publish a communication log which summarises all meetings, correspondence and phone calls relating to the review of the Guidelines. The communication log will record the contact person/organisation, topic and the outcomes on the NHMRC website.

Exceptions to this process are requests from foreign governments and routine administrative meeting requests from other areas of government. Communication for the purpose of making a simple enquiry or request, unrelated to the development of the Guidelines, will not be published. 

All supporting evidence provided to NHMRC throughout the Guideline review process will be collated and made available to members of the public upon request. In-confidence material should not be submitted.

Where can I find more information?

Please contact the NHMRC Dietary Guidelines team:

Dietary Guidelines contact list

NHMRC has received many questions about how people can get involved in the review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. To ensure that all interested parties have the opportunity to contribute to the review, NHMRC has created an Australian Dietary Guidelines contact list. All interested stakeholders are invited to submit their contact details to NHMRC at any time throughout the review process. NHMRC will use this contact list during the review to communicate opportunities for involvement and to provide updates on the work.

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