The BDA has joined a wide range of bodies including the Food Foundation, the Children's Society and the London Mayor's office to call on Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, to ensure that children are provided with meals during holidays if they need them.
We are celebrating AHPs day - a chance to highlight dietetics and all thirteen other Allied Health Professions.
Ella Terblanche has been awarded an MBE for services to dietetics and in particular her leadership role in the COVID-19 response. We are also delighted our President Giles Yeo has received an MBE for services to communication, research and engagement.
British Dietetic Association CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Government's Sugar reduction: report on progress between 2015 and 2019: "This is somewhat disappointing, but not unexpected given the lack of progress in the 2015-2018 report."
BDA works with Aldi to help customers understand more about healthy, sustainable and affordable shopping habits
More about the BDA's healthy, sustainable baskets project with Aldi
The British Dietetic Association and Eat Well Age Well, a project from Scottish Charity Food Train, are delighted to announce a new collaboration to tackle malnutrition in Scotland in time for UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020.
It’s Black History Month! A time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of black people. Black people have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to food, nutrition, dietetics and healthcare in the UK.
Stephen Austin BDA National Employment Relations Officer attended the virtual TUC Adaptation to Climate Change and The World of work Conference on Tuesday 8 September 2020, here he talks about his time at the online event.
Getting manufacturers to reduce the size and calorie content of their foods is one positive way of improving the nations health, but it must be part of a wider range of measures. We need to improve our food environment, make sure that healthy, nutritious food is both affordable and available to all, and support people living with obesity to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
“We are concerned this move could have far reaching public health implications. PHE leads on vital work tackling health inequality in England. We believe this work requires a nationally co-ordinated approach."
We set out our full response to the NHS People Plan, including specific actions we believe are needed on CPD, staff wellbeing and workforce expansion.
BDA sets out our initial response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21, noting both positive elements and significant gaps.
BDA Chair Caroline Bovey BEM RD responds to the publication of the National Food Strategy Part One, authored by Henry Dimbleby.
The BDA and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, have expressed frustration that government are not taking action on energy drinks, despite consulting 18 months ago.
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.
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.
Consensus Action on Salt and Health have written to the Prime Minister to urge him to implement many of the promised elements of the Childhood Obesity Strategy
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).
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.
British Dietetic Association President Giles Yeo calls for urgent reassurances over Brexit and food insecurity
BDA President Giles Yeo, BDA Chair Caroline Bovey and BDA Paediatric Specialist Group Chair Sue Meredith call on government to ensure that Brexit does not worsen food insecurity and poverty or food and welfare standards.