BDA joins over 30 organisations to call for action on health inequalities in Wales

The BDA has joined more than 30 health and social care organisations, organised by the Welsh NHS Confederation, in calling on specific actions from Welsh Government on growing health inequality.

BDA joins call to Prime Minister to protect health care workers with better PPE

Alongside the Royal College of Nursing, the AGP Alliance and many more, the BDA has written to Boris Johnson to call for better ventilation, more research and a higher standard of PPE for health and care workers.

Call to build evidence base on nutrition in old age

BDA Older People Specialist Group respond to the recently published SACN report on nutrition for older people.

Healthcare workers issue emergency call to Matt Hancock: "Stop praising us and start protecting us!"

The BDA, as part of the AGP Alliance, calls on government to take action on PPE for frontline healthcare staff during the pandemic

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move

The BDA and fellow health unions, representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister this week urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible.

Food supply issues risk worsening malnutrition in Northern Ireland British Dietetic Association says

As we receive yet more evidence that the confused implementation of Brexit is causing food shortages in Northern Ireland, the BDA is calling on the Northern Ireland and UK Governments to take urgent action.

Lockdown will once again worsen food insecurity – we need sustained action

In this third nation-wide lockdown, the British Dietetic Association has called on governments across the UK to finally take urgent and sustained action on food insecurity for people of all ages.

EFAD Journal: Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) have published the first issue of their journal, Kompass Nutrition & Dietetics.

COVID-19 rapid guideline: Vitamin D

Read the latest NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline, focused on Vitamin D.

BDA hits back as Daily Mail brands dietitians "non-essential"

BDA CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Mail Online claim that "non-essential" dietitians "have been twiddling thumbs for months".

Expand and strengthen Healthy Start Scheme say alliance of food and health organisations

The BDA has joined an alliance of over 50 organisations to urge the Chancellor and Health Secretary to strengthen the Healthy Start scheme so more families can access that vital support.

BDA and BOMSS renew partnership

The BDA and British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding committing to partnership working.

Now is the time to tackle health inequalities - BDA joins Inequalities in Health Alliance

The Association has joined over 80 health and care organisations as founder members of the IHA, led by the Royal College of Physicians.

Independent Hospital Food Review's call to increase funding for hospital catering

The BDA welcomes the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food Report which is comprehensive in its scope and makes a number of bold recommendations for improvement.

Call for ongoing provision of school food to vulnerable children during holidays

The BDA has joined a wide range of bodies including the Food Foundation, the Children's Society and the London Mayor's office to call on Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, to ensure that children are provided with meals during holidays if they need them.

AHPs Day 2020

We are celebrating AHPs day - a chance to highlight dietetics and all thirteen other Allied Health Professions.

Critical Care Dietitian honoured for work on COVID-19

Ella Terblanche has been awarded an MBE for services to dietetics and in particular her leadership role in the COVID-19 response. We are also delighted our President Giles Yeo has received an MBE for services to communication, research and engagement.

Urgent action needed to reduce sugar intake

British Dietetic Association CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Government's Sugar reduction: report on progress between 2015 and 2019: "This is somewhat disappointing, but not unexpected given the lack of progress in the 2015-2018 report."

BDA works with Aldi to help customers understand more about healthy, sustainable and affordable shopping habits

More about the BDA's healthy, sustainable baskets project with Aldi

New BDA partnership tackles malnutrition in Scotland

The British Dietetic Association and Eat Well Age Well, a project from Scottish Charity Food Train, are delighted to announce a new collaboration to tackle malnutrition in Scotland in time for UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2020. 

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