We ask two things of our corporate members: that they show commitment to evidence based nutrition communications and the sustainability of the profession, and that they are open to two-way dialogue with the BDA office and our members.
Current Strategic Partners
As a long-established innovator of healthcare products and services, Abbott Nutrition continues to translate leading-edge science into nutritional solutions for people of all ages around the world. With expertise in the science of nutrition, Abbott has long been a pioneer in nutritional healthcare products that advance quality of life.
Working in partnership with healthcare professionals and organisations, we provide structured nutritional care to ensure patients are supported throughout their treatment programme.
Quorn Foods believes the world needs a more sustainable diet that is healthier for its people and kinder to our planet. They believe excessive meat consumption is a major driver of unsustainable diets. Their purpose at Quorn Foods is to provide the world with healthier and more sustainable protein alternatives to meat.
Mead Johnson are an infant nutrition company. In the UK they have specialist ACBS listed products to support infants with diagnosed cow’s milk allergy, lactose intolerance and reflux conditions. The company is part of global healthcare business Reckitt Benckiser.
Nutricia specialises in the delivery of advanced medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick. As well as being the largest specialist nutrition company in Europe, Nutricia is the market leader in the UK.
Nutricia supply high quality feeds, systems and support services to patients and health care professionals. Through Nutricia Homeward service, they deliver nutritional feeds, enteral feeding systems and nursing care directly to patients’ homes.
Benecol website: www.benecol.co.uk/hcp
Benecol® products include a range of tasty foods such as yogurt drinks, yogurts and spreads, which contain a unique cholesterol lowering ingredient - plant stanol ester. Plant stanols are recommended as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet in international guidelines. To find out more and download our free resources for healthcare professionals and patients, please visit the healthcare professional website or sign up to the free quarterly newsletter https://benecol.co.uk/hcp/sign-up/
Dr Schär website: http://www.drschaer-institute.com/uk/welcome-1.html
Dr Schaer are is a specialist nutrition company with brands including Schaer, Glutafin and more recently, Mevalia. They have been working with the coeliac community for over 20 years in the UK.
NHC is the UK bottled water association. It is a not for profit organisation which researches the science and communicates the facts about healthy hydration.
Oatly Healthcare Professional website: hcp.oatly.com
We are the world’s original and largest oat drink company. For over 25 years, we have exclusively focused on developing expertise around oats: a global power crop with inherent properties suited for sustainability and human health.
Our commitment to oats has resulted in core technical advancements that enabled us to unlock the breadth of the dairy portfolio, including alternatives to milks, ice cream, yogurt, cooking creams, and spreads.
We aim to help drive a systemic shift in society to a more plant-based food system to tackle climate change and public health challenges. We always aim for our products to have as good as or better nutritional profile than the dairy benchmark
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Founded in 2015, Spoon Guru is a London-based technology startup which has developed a search engine to cater for individuals with multiple or complex search requirements, such as those with specific food needs. Spoon Guru helps food businesses to deliver a completely tailored experience to consumers based on their unique dietary needs and preferences – increasing the choice of foods available whilst minimizing the effort to find them. Spoon Guru does this by combining AI, machine learning and nutritional domain expertise, enabling large and complex data sets to be easily searched and accurately filtered to deliver relevant choices.
Founded in 2002, Symprove Ltd is committed to developing the understanding of the role of the gut microbiome through extensive research and testing. Their water-based food supplement called Symprove was launched in 2010 and contains four strains of live and active bacteria to support a healthy microbiome within the context of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Vitaflo are developers of specialised clinical nutrition products for Metabolic Disorders, Nutrition Support and specific conditions such as Kidney Disease.
Science has remained firmly at the core of the Yakult company since the scientist Dr Shirota succeeded in discovering a unique strain of bacteria robust enough to survive the intestines, Lactobacillus casei Shirota, which he used to make the first bottle of Yakult in 1935.
Yakult has a long history of safe use and an unparalleled reputation for quality and research. The company is committed to sponsoring independent research in hospitals, universities and institutes throughout the world, including the UK, to further investigate the benefits and applications of the unique strain of bacteria.
To date, over 100 human studies on Lactobacillus casei Shirota have now been published in peer-reviewed journals, across a wide range of health areas including antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, infectious disease, constipation, IBS and cancer.