Use of Food Fact Sheets

Use of BDA Food Fact sheets

The BDA Food Facts sheets are free for you to read, download and print for your own reference. They must not be copied to other websites: please link to this site to ensure your readers see the latest version.

You can to print multiple copies for patients, students, and other groups, providing the sheets are printed in their entirety and without logos or branding added or the BDA branding removed or altered. There is a note in the information panel on the reverse side of each sheet, stating that Information Sources are available online. For people without online access, please also print the relevant Information Sources document for each Food Fact Sheet.

The Food Fact sheets are for information only: they are not a substitute for proper medical diagnosis or dietary advice given by a dietitian.

Information published on the BDA website is intended to be used by individuals, journalists and members of the BDA for non-commercial purposes. Organisations wishing to use extracts for any purpose should email for approval, sending full information of where the extract or content will be used.


The BDA food fact sheets and all BDA web and document content are copyright © the British Dietetic Association.

Please link to the files on this website, rather than copying the files: this guarantees your readers the latest version.

Food facts: authenticity

BDA Food Fact Sheets are written by BDA dietitians and are peer reviewed every three years (earlier if necessary) to ensure accuracy and an up-to-date evidence base. All BDA Food Fact Sheets are Information Standard accredited. This shows that that the information in the Sheets is from a reliable source. If you want to read more about the Information Standard, visit their website. All Food Fact sheets have an additional information sources document provided alongside the main document. This contains a list of any research, evidence and websites that have been used to write the Fact Sheet.

If you would like to discuss the content of any of the Food Fact Sheets, contact us by emailing or calling 0121 200 8080.

You will need Acrobat Reader to view the Food Fact Sheets.