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Tech alert: NHMRC Scoping Survey for the Review of Australian Dietary Guidelines

24 Feb 2021 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The NHMRC are conducting a Review of the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines, a multi-phase process with the final step resulting in publication of updated Dietary Guidelines in 2024. 

The current guidelines make community recommendations on dietary sources and approach to fruits, vegetables, salt, sugar, processed foods, types of fats etc. As part of the review process, NHMRC will consider how the current Guidelines are used and who is using them. Feedback from stakeholders, including those involved in product research and development, manufacturing and marketing is sought.

As part of their primary scoping activities to ensure relevant information is considered and prioritised for inclusion in the review, the NHMRC have published a scoping survey on their website and are seeking comments on:

 - how the 2013 Australian Dietary guidelines are used; and 

 - topics to be considered and possibly in the review of the  Guidelines.

The survey closes 3PM (AEDT) on 15 March 2021. Questions are a combination of multiple choice and open-ended questions and the survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Responses will be collected anonymously, combined and the results published on the NHMRC website. 

Following the conclusion of the scoping survey, the NHMRC will establish and appoint members to an Expert Committee to provide advice. the Expert Committee will be provided with the survey findings which will assist members to determine the priority topics for review. the Expert Committee will also prepare the research questions, support review of evidence and draft updated Guidelines.

For more information, timelines, and to subscribe to keep up to date with the latest Review, ant to access the Dietary Guidelines Stakeholder Consultation Plan and scoping survey, please click here.

For more information on this survey, please contact the NHMRC Dietary Guidelines team:dietaryguidelines@nhmrc.gov.au

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