Food supply issues risk worsening malnutrition in Northern Ireland British Dietetic Association says

As we receive yet more evidence that the confused implementation of Brexit is causing food shortages in Northern Ireland, the BDA is calling on the Northern Ireland and UK Governments to take urgent action.

Lockdown will once again worsen food insecurity – we need sustained action

In this third nation-wide lockdown, the British Dietetic Association has called on governments across the UK to finally take urgent and sustained action on food insecurity for people of all ages.

EFAD Journal: Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) have published the first issue of their journal, Kompass Nutrition & Dietetics.

COVID-19 rapid guideline: Vitamin D

Read the latest NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline, focused on Vitamin D.

BDA hits back as Daily Mail brands dietitians "non-essential"

BDA CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Mail Online claim that "non-essential" dietitians "have been twiddling thumbs for months".

Expand and strengthen Healthy Start Scheme say alliance of food and health organisations

The BDA has joined an alliance of over 50 organisations to urge the Chancellor and Health Secretary to strengthen the Healthy Start scheme so more families can access that vital support.

BDA and BOMSS renew partnership

The BDA and British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding committing to partnership working.

Now is the time to tackle health inequalities - BDA joins Inequalities in Health Alliance

The Association has joined over 80 health and care organisations as founder members of the IHA, led by the Royal College of Physicians.

Independent Hospital Food Review's call to increase funding for hospital catering

The BDA welcomes the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food Report which is comprehensive in its scope and makes a number of bold recommendations for improvement.

Call for ongoing provision of school food to vulnerable children during holidays

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.

AHPs Day 2020

We are celebrating AHPs day - a chance to highlight dietetics and all thirteen other Allied Health Professions.

Critical Care Dietitian honoured for work on COVID-19

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.

Urgent action needed to reduce sugar intake

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

New BDA partnership tackles malnutrition in Scotland

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. 

Black History Month 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.

BDA attends the TUC Adaptation to Climate Change and The World of Work Conference

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.

Government must be prepared to move beyond voluntary targets on calorie reduction says BDA

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.

BDA expresses concern over plans to close PHE

“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."

BDA full response to the NHS People Plan

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.

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