What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is a university qualified health professional that is trained in medical nutrition therapy. An APD is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and must abide by the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and the Statement of Ethical Practice. APD’s  engage in continuing professional development activities that ensure the currency of their knowledge and skills. Dietitians can provide a diet prescription to address a wide range of medical and nutritional health concerns. By combining their understanding of nutrition, biochemistry and food, dietitians are able to deliver evidence-based and practical nutrition advice.

 

What is an Accredited Nutritionist?

An Accredited Nutritionist (AN) is a university qualified health professional that holds expertise in nutrition areas such as public health nutrition or community nutrition. An AN is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and must abide by the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and the Statement of Ethical Practice. AN’s engage in continuing professional development activities that ensure the currency of their knowledge and skills. An APD can choose to identify as both an APD and an AN. An AN (who does not also have APD status) is not able to provide individual medical nutrition therapy or group nutrition therapy.