Governance of Nutrition Australia

Nutrition Australia is managed by a national Board which functions as the strategic and policy decision making body for Nutrition Australia. The primary role of the Board is to represent the owners of the organisation – that is, the membership of Nutrition Australia and to promote the values, objects and purpose of the organisation.

The Board is responsible for:

  • Determining the strategic direction of Nutrition Australia within the framework of its own policies and government legislation and the constitution of the Australian Nutrition Foundation;
  • Representing the interests of the membership and the greater community;
  • Assisting in fostering and expanding Nutrition Australia's strategic networks with key stakeholders in pursuit of Nutrition Australia’s mission;
  • Reporting to the membership by way of a written annual report and through reports presented at its annual general meeting;
  • Educating itself regarding the values held by its members and responding to these values both by the activities it carries out and by advocating on issues and concerns raised by members.

The Board has a policymaking role and is responsible for producing governance policies that address the strategic direction of the organisation, ethical considerations, the limitations of the Executive, and specifying quality control management procedures.

The state divisions of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales are separately incorporated entities that work alongside the national body of Nutrition Australia following their strategic direction to deliver nutrition education programs and advocate at a State/Territory level.


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