What are dietitians doing as part of the COVID-19 response?

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Dietitians push for more from strategy for obesity

The British Dietetic Association has welcomed the government’s latest obesity plans as a positive next step. They welcome the commitment to expand weight management services, but have urged the government to go further if they want their strategy to be truly comprehensive.

BDA Chair responds to to National Food Strategy: Part One

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey BEM RD responds to the publication of the National Food Strategy Part One, authored by Henry Dimbleby.

Response to Chancellor's announcement of public sector pay increase

NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay scales, including dietitians and dietetic support workers, are not included in the chancellor's announcement that some public sector workers are to receive above inflation pay awards this year, as they in the final year of a three-year pay deal. 

The need to diversify dietetics: a student perspective

As protests around the world highlight racial inequality, Nishat Chowdhury reflects on how greater diversity in dietetics would help improve the service we give to clients.

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise, say health unions

The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday).

Government action is urgently required to prevent malnutrition amongst older adults due to COVID-19

The BDA and colleagues from UK Malnutrition Awareness and Prevention Network (MAPN) have arranged a letter to the Secretary of State to urge action on malnutrition amongst the elderly.

"Put healthy food vouchers online" health, food and poverty coalition tells government

The BDA has joined Sustain, the RCM, the Women's Institute and others to call on government to improve access to Healthy Start vouchers, which provide families with access to fruit, vegetables and milk.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Clinical Guidance

Clinical recommendations and resources to help dietitians tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Advice for the General Public

Frequently Asked Questions about nutrition and food in relation to COVID-19 / coronavirus from the BDA. We will keep this page updated as the situation develops.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Advice for Dietitians

Latest update on COVID-19 / coronavirus for dietitians from your Trade Union. We will keep this page updated as the situation develops.

 

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