The Guidelines

The Australian Dietary Guidelines (the Guidelines) provide up-to-date advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing. The recommendations are based on scientific evidence, developed after looking at good quality research.

By following the dietary patterns recommended in the Guidelines, we will get enough of the nutrients essential for good health and also help reduce our risk of chronic health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity.

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Australian Dietary Guidelines

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Infant Feeding Guidelines NHMRC Ref N56 *

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About the Australian Dietary GuidelinesRead more

More detailed information about how the Australian Dietary Guidelines give advice on eating for health and wellbeing.

Australian Dietary Guidelines 1 - 5Read more

The five principal recommendations featured in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Australian Guide to Healthy EatingRead more

A daily food selection guide based on the five food groups.

Guideline DevelopmentRead more

Information on how the Australian Dietary Guidelines were developed?

Media ResourcesRead more

Journalist briefing, sample meal plans and links to the National health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) media release and launch address.