The Australian Dietary Guidelines for Fitness Professionals

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The Australian Dietary Guidelines for Fitness Professionals


The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) provide information about the types and amounts of foods, food groups and dietary patterns that aim to promote health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of diet-related conditions and chronic diseases in our population.

If you are an Australian registered exercise professional (AusREP) it is important that you are familiar with the ADGs. Being familiar with the guidelines will ensure you are able to answer any nutrition-related questions from your clients without working outside of your scope of practice, and will know when to refer on to an appropriately qualified nutrition professional such as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) or Accredited Sports Dietitian (AccSD). 


  • Why AusREPs need to understand the ADGs.
  • What are the ADGs?
  • Why do we need dietary guidelines?
  • How the ADGs were developed.
  • Myths and facts about the ADGs.
  • An explanation of the five ADGs and how AusREPs can use them to provide nutrition education to their clients.
  • The Australian Guide to healthy eating including discussion of the five food groups and recommended serve sizes.
  • Where discretionary foods fit in a healthy diet.
  • 3 CECs/CPDs

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