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DRAFT - A new food guidance system for Australia – Foundation and Total Diets

Closed on Monday, 10 May 2010, 12:00am (AEDT). Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Notice of Proposed Report

NHMRC has released for public consultation A new food guidance system for Australia – Foundation and Total Diets, which is the revised version of the Core Food Groups (1994) (revoked in 2000).

Currently in draft form, it aims to translate the Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes (NRVs) (2006) into food consumption patterns that:

  • deliver the nutrient requirements for people of varying age/gender, activity levels and life-stages
  • are culturally acceptable, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable
  • reflect the current Australian food supply and food consumption patterns
  • provide some flexibility in food choice, and
  • promote health and wellbeing.

The guiding principles for the revision were that the recommendations should:

  • address total diet and overall health,
  • be evolutionary (incremental changes), flexible and practical, and
  • be based on current scientific evidence.

How to make your submission

You are invited to make a submission to NHMRC about the draft report.Please ensure that the author of the submission and organisation (if applicable) is clearly stated.  Please include your name and address or phone number at which we can contact you if required.

In the submission please note the relevant page number/s that contain the issues on which you are providing comment. Please also provide complete references for any research articles you deem relevant that may not have been considered in the development of the draft report. All comments will be considered by the NHMRC.

Please note that your name and organisation will be listed in the final report unless you specifically request your details not to be published. Your submission may also be made available on the NHMRC website following the release of the final report. Please indicate in your submission if you wish for your submission to be de-identified or to not be released at all.

Consultation documents
Consultation date

Please note the Timezone is AEDT.

Closing date: 
Monday, 10 May 2010 (All day)
Contact for further information

You may also obtain a copy of the report by contacting the Dietary Guidelines Project Team on (02) 6217 9427 or by email at dietaryguidelines@nhmrc.gov.au.

Public submissions

Page reviewed: 7 February, 2014