Government’s Food Strategy White Paper is a ‘missed opportunity’

The BDA expresses disappointment that key recommendations set out in the National Food Strategy led by Henry Dimbleby have been ignored in the new Government Food Strategy.

BDA condemns Government U-turn on restricting unhealthy food promotions

The BDA has joined other organisations in calling on the Government to reconsider withdrawing its promise to restrict promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) later this year.

CAPA welcomes updated respiratory protective equipment guidance

The Covid Airborne Protection Alliance, which the BDA is a member of, welcomes updated Government guidance on respiratory protective equipment that will help keep healthcare workers, patients and the public safe.

Position on Article 12c of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation

Joint Association for Nutrition (AfN) and BDA position regarding Article 12c of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation.

BDA Fellow Professor Kevin Whelan appointed to government nutrition advisory committee

Fellow of the British Dietetic Association, Professor Kevin Whelan, has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).

Consultation Response - Future Planning Model, Targeted Stakeholder Consultation

Response: Government to restrict unhealthy food promotions

The BDA has welcomed government’s confirmation that promotions on food and drinks high in fat salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from October 2022.

BDA supports launch of Moving Forward Stronger paper

The BDA has contributed towards a new paper calling for urgent action to help those with long term conditions who may have declined during the pandemic due to a lack of support.

Consultation Response - Northern Ireland Programme for Government Framework

BDA Northern Ireland Board response to the Programme for Government Framework Consultation, issued by the Northern Ireland Executive.

Dietitians respond to announcement of £100mil for obesity support

The British Dietetic Association has today welcomed government’s announcement of additional funding for obesity services in England but cautioned that we need to see services run by experts and that people of every age in every area of the country should be able to access the support they need.   

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."

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.

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."

Food Standards and post-Brexit Trade Deals

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey discusses the latest developments around Brexit and the UK’s Food and Public Health Standards and what the BDA believes needs to happen.