Institutional advocacy

We engage with decision-makers across the spectrum of healthcare institutions to increase the focus on nutrition.

Doctors For Nutrition advocates to stakeholders across the healthcare sector from government to key peak bodies, to highlight the powerful evidence in favour of whole food plant-based nutrition to prevent, alleviate and even reverse disease. 

If you work in a healthcare-focused institution, government body or NGO, our experts are available to consult, present and collaborate to help incorporate proven therapeutic nutrition and lifestyle approaches into your organisation's policy and practice. Please contact us to enquire.

Position papers, statements and policy submissions

  • Submission on the WHO Draft Guideline: Total fat intake for adults and children, May 2021 [pdf]

  • Open letter led by the Climate and Health Alliance, calling on the Australian government to take strategic action to address the health threat from climate change, April 2021 [online]

  • Submission on the draft Australian National Preventive Health Strategy, April 2021 [pdf]

  • Response to the National Health and Medical Research Council scoping survey on the review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines - March 2021 [read more]

  • Joint statement letter calling for food-system change as key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, led by ProVeg International, March 2021 [pdf]

  • Open letter to the Australian Prime Minister led by the Climate and Health Alliance, urging uptake of their climate and health agenda, November 2020 [online]

  • Input to the the Climate and Health Alliance's Rewrite the Future Roundtable Series, August - October 2020, feeding into CAHA's updated climate and health policy agenda, 'Healthy, Regenerative and Just: Our vision for a better future' [pdf

  • Submission to the Australian Department of Health on the review of the Pregnancy Care Guidelines - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Weight, July 2020 [pdf]

  • Joint statement on plant-rich diets for resilient food systems and planetary and human health, led by ProVeg International, June 2020 [pdf]

  • Open letter to G20 leaders in support of a #HealthyRecovery from COVID-19, promoted by the Global Climate and Health Alliance, May 2020 [online]


  • Submission on the National Obesity Strategy for Australia - long-form online survey and cover letter to the Federal Department of Health, Dec 2019 [pdf]

  • Submission to Vic Health on healthy foods in public hospitals and aged care, Nov 2019 [pdf]

  • Response to the New Zealand Food and Drink Guidance survey, Oct 2019 [pdf]

  • Submission to the New Zealand Health and Disability System Review, May 2019 [pdf]

  • Position paper on the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health, January 2019 [pdf]

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