Australian Dietitians form partnership with Australian horticulture industry

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 15th March 2012

Australia’s peak nutrition organisation, the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), and

Australia’s horticulture industries are collaborating to help Australians eat better.

The DAA’s CEO Claire Hewat said the partnership will improve the Association’s capacity to promote important nutrition messages and to support its members – Australia’s dietitians and nutritionists.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) works in partnership with Australia’s horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to the horticulture industries.

HAL and DAA will collaborate on submissions, policy and guidelines opportunities, and on providing resources for DAA members.

The 40 members of HAL are the peak industry bodies of Australia’s major horticultural producers covering a diverse spectrum of industries including fruit, vegetables, nuts and mushrooms.

Ms Hewat said, “DAA’s priority is to get all Australians eating better. Partnering with Australia’s horticulture industries is an effective way to achieve change.”

Ms Hewat said the new partnership coincides with the launch of DAA’s latest advertising campaign, titled ‘salad plate’, which shows images of two salad-based meals and asks Australians ‘If you have diabetes, which meal should you choose?’.

This is the second in a series of advertisements from the DAA aimed at urging Australians to take control of their health, with the help of an accredited practising dietitian.