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Position statements

The Heart Foundation has a range of evidence-based position statements for health professionals including dietitians, nutritionists, general practice, allied health and health professionals working in the area of nutrition and cardiovascular health.

In 2013, the National Health and Medical Research Council released the Australian Dietary Guidelines. We support their recommendations for maintaining health and preventing cardiovascular disease.

For more information on healthy eating for your patients, visit our healthy eating pages or order consumer resources from our Health Information Service.

NEW: Fish and omega-3 for cardiovascular health

Dietary fats and heart disease

Plant sterols

Dietary fats and weight


Salt/sodium and other dietary electrolytes

Carbohydrate, dietary fibre and glycaemic index/load

Very low carbohydrate diets

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