New Health Secretary can't afford to delay on urgent health inequalities

The BDA is proud to be a signatory of the IHA letter to Therese Coffey, urging her to commit to a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities.

BDA project plans to reduce food waste and cut shopping bills in Merseyside

The BDA's Let’s Get Cooking programme has been providing expert advice on waste reduction through its education programmes across Merseyside for more than three years. This year, in partnership with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority, it’s getting even more practical with a new Waste Warriors programme.

The importance of personalised health resources

Louise Pritchard, BDA Chief Operating Officer, has joined Nutrition and Diet Resources UK as a Director and Trustee. In this blog she explains why she has joined the Board and why she is passionate about personalised resources across health and social care.

The BDA is dismayed by Chancellor’s Mini-Budget

It is vitally important that the NHS receives urgent funding and this hasn’t been addressed.

What is mycoprotein?

Holly Roper, Quorn’s Registered Associate Nutritionist, presents some of the frequently asked questions the Quorn Nutrition Team get asked by healthcare professionals, and about the production of their products.

BDA signs open letter calling for the Prime Minister not to abandon children's health

The BDA has joined more than 70 health and medical organisations in urging the new Prime Minister to reconsider any plans to abandon measures to promote children's health without facing the scrutiny of Parliament.

BDA responds to GP waiting times and independent prescribing rights

The Health and Social Care Secretary Therese Coffey has announced that she has pledged to improve access to GPs, including same-day appointments for those that need them as part of her department’s new plan in England.

Dietetics in avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Sian Taylor describes how an ARFID Special Interest Group went about the process of writing a BDA Position Statement on the condition.

Children and Young people with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

This position statement aims to raise awareness that dietitians are central to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with ARFID.

Urgent Government intervention needed to drive down inflation to protect the health of the nation and prevent hunger

In response to this week’s headlines highlighting the 14-year high of food prices, we have released a statement

Ellen Morgan elected as BDA Student Rep 2022/23

Ellen Morgan is a Dietetics student at University of Plymouth and has been elected as the BDA Student Rep for 2022/23. We asked her a few questions around why she applied for the role and how she hopes to champion the voice of Dietetic students in the next year.

My experience as a student member on the CCSG Committee

Find out what it's like being a volunteer in the Critical Care Group (CCSG) with this blog post from Lucy Walton, who is currently a student member of the CCSG.

BDA mourns passing of Patron

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is extremely saddened to hear about the passing of our patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

BDA Renal Nutrition Group – the early years

As the BDA’s oldest specialist group celebrates its golden anniversary, Marianne Vennegoor and Barbara Engel look back at its formation.

Free school meals for Welsh primary school children

The BDA is extremely pleased at the commencement of free school meals for primary school children in Wales today. Access to food is vital for children’s development and no child within our nation should go hungry.

2021-22 Annual Report is now available

BDA members, access the new Annual Report to learn what your association achieved in 2021/22.

What do we need urgently from the new PM?

We’re ready to work with Liz Truss and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ensure the profession, the NHS and the health of the nation are made a priority.

What is Sustainable September?

BDA Sustainable Diets Specialist Group committee member Rosa Holt explains why this annual campaign around sustainability is so important.

A new CEO at the BDA

After 19 years working in senior leadership roles in New Zealand, it’s back home to the UK for new BDA CEO Liz Stockley.

Are we wasting food because delivery food services and online shopping are making things too easy for us?

Dietitians call for us to switch to more sustainable shopping practices to support our health, as well as the planet.