British Dietetic Association joins Obesity Health Alliance

British Dietetic Association joins Obesity Health Alliance

15 November 2016

The BDA is pleased to announce that it has joined the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), a coalition of over 30 medical royal colleges, charities and professional bodies which are seeking to influence government policy on obesity. 

The OHA was formed in 2015 and includes members such as the British Medical Association, Cancer Research UK and the Children’s Food Trust. It has been one of the organisations at the forefront of the campaign to introduce a robust childhood obesity strategy.

BDA Chief Executive Andy Burman said: “I’m delighted that the BDA has been able to join the OHA and can now work with such a broad range of partners to tackle the challenge of obesity. Working with partners is an important way of amplifying the voice of dietitians and we look forward to bringing our dietetic expertise to the work of the Alliance.” 

OHA Policy Manager Caroline Cerny said: “Obesity is a complex problem and there is no single solution. The Obesity Health Alliance brings together a range of leading organisations with expertise in tackling obesity to call for the policy interventions that are needed to address it. We are very pleased that the British Dietetic Association has joined the OHA and added their voice to the call for action.”

Find out more about this on our Alliances pages.

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