Sustainable Baskets

Healthy, sustainable, affordable shopping baskets with Aldi

Consultation Response - Comprehensive Spending Review 2020

Our response to the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, outlining our calls for further funding for public health, weight management services, malnutrition prevention and more.

Flu Vaccination 2020

Information about getting the flu vaccine in 2020.

Consultation Response - NHSEI Weight Management Service discussion paper

The BDA Obesity and Public Health specialist group's response to a discussion paper on NHS commissioned tier 2 weight management services.

The plastics recycling journey

The BDA’s toolkit on environmentally sustainable diets included significant coverage on waste from food and drink. We found that household waste accounts for around 70% of all food and drink waste, but the scope of the reference guide was not able to include specific coverage on plastic packaging. We teamed with RECOUP to help us understand more about the plastics recycling value chain from the home.

Consultation Response - Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill

The BDA's response to the proposed Right to Food Bill, being put forward by Elaine Smith MSP.

Securing our future dietitians

Chloe Adams calls on all our members to see how they can provide practice-based learning opportunities for student dietitians

Consultation Response - Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care

BDA response to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry, drawing on our member surveys to reflect dietetic experience of workload and burnout.

Your new BDA Student Rep for 2020/21

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.

Why environmental sustainability should matter to dietitians and how it impacts on dietetic practice

What is the role of dietitians in catering companies in influencing sustainable eating in schools?

Tess Warnes looks at how embedding sustainability in school meals can have additional benefits of improved health and creating good habits

Sustainable Eats Methodology

Sustainable Hacks

Swaps that are better for you and the planet

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."

The childhood obesity pandemic: now more important than ever?

As childhood obesity rates continue to climb, Kiran Atwal looks at how different components need to work together to address the issue.

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.

Lamb and Lentil Moussaka

Championing nutrition research and translation during COVID-19

Elaine MacAninch RD writes about the work that NNEdPro have been undertaking to provide resources and research related to nutrition and COVID-19.