National Diet and Nutrition Survey08 September 2016
Tomorrow, Public Health England will release the report of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey*. This survey looks at what people are eating across the UK and the nutrition content of the UK diet.
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) eagerly awaits the results from this survey to assess the positives and the downfalls of the UK diet and consider how dietitians can help the public to improve their overall health.
The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,500 members.
The report will be available online from 9:30am on Friday 9 September.
Further comment from the British Dietetic Association, in relation to the survey, will follow.
* from years 5 and 6 (combined) of the rolling programme for 2012 to 2013 and 2013 to 2014.
For more information / interview requests, please contact the BDA Press Office on: 0800 048 1714
Notes to the editor:
- Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
- Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, Non-Government Organisations and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals.