A solution for all health professionals

Dairy Australia has developed a new communications program called Foods That Do Good to address the challenges that health professionals face and provide accessible, holistic and evidence-based information about the many benefits of a healthy, balanced diet from all five food groups.

All information presented through the Foods That Do Good program is based on the latest scientific evidence to ensure health professionals are kept up-to-date about dietary recommendations. Information is sourced from numerous scientific publications such as the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines, the National Health Survey and many more.

Dairy Australia has developed the Foods That Do Good program with input from a broad range of experts to help translate the science into easy-to-digest summaries for health professionals to relay to patients. The team at Dairy Australia includes nutrition scientists, Accredited Practising Dietitians, research and public health professionals and consumer scientists. While we are not experts across all five food groups, we can be part of the solution to help educate people and provide sign posts to the right places for more information.

The Foods That Do Good website is one of the program’s platforms for providing health professionals with accurate and accessible dietary information, along with organisational partnerships, education resources and programs, media relations and online engagement.

The Foods That Do Good program aims to present broad information about the value of all five food groups and the website features a Nutrition Calculator to provide simple, easy-to-access and easy-to-understand summaries of the dietary guidelines for all age groups. The value of milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives (mostly reduced-fat) forms part of this story.