Dietary Guideline Review

The George Institute welcomes announcement of Australian Dietary Guidelines Review

The George Institute for Global Health joins public health and consumer representatives in welcoming the announcement of the Expert Committee and Governance Committee in the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dietary Guidelines Review.

The Review is crucial to ensuring that dietary recommendations are based on the best and most up to date scientific evidence to support the health of all Australians.

“With the burden of diet-related diseases growing, Australia is well overdue for an update of the Guidelines,” said Dr. Alexandra Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Food Policy and Law at The George Institute.

“It is crucial that health policy is based on the best available scientific evidence and protected from actual and perceived conflicts of interest. It is great to see the appointment of an Expert Committee where this has been taken seriously, and we applaud the appointment of an additional Governance Committee to manage conflicts of interest and transparency throughout the Review.

“This is a sign of progress in Australian nutrition policymaking, and we look forward to this trend continuing in the development and reform of other key food policy areas.”

Read our joint letter to Minister for Health.