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.

BDA Responds to NHS People Plan

BDA sets out our initial response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21, noting both positive elements and significant gaps.

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.

BDA and Fuse express frustration at lack of action on energy drink sales to children

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.

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.

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. 

BDA joins CASSH to call for implementation of childhood obesity plan

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

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.

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.

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