More detail needed - the Government's obesity strategy

In this blog, Dr Hilda Mulrooney RD considers the government’s latest obesity strategy in more detail on behalf of the BDA Obesity Specialist Group (OSG).

BDA Chair responds to to National Food Strategy: Part One

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey BEM RD responds to the publication of the National Food Strategy Part One, authored by Henry Dimbleby.

BDA and Fuse express frustration at lack of action on energy drink sales to children

The BDA and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, have expressed frustration that government are not taking action on energy drinks, despite consulting 18 months ago.

Dietitians push for more from strategy for obesity

The British Dietetic Association has welcomed the government’s latest obesity plans as a positive next step. They welcome the commitment to expand weight management services, but have urged the government to go further if they want their strategy to be truly comprehensive.

Government needs to back dietitians to prevent and reduce childhood obesity

In anticipation of the government’s latest strategy for obesity and weight management, BDA Paediatric Specialist Group (PSG) Co-Chair Dr Julie Lanigan Ph.D. RD discusses some recent challenges and why a preventative approach, particularly targeting early years, is what is needed. Julie also sets out what PSG are doing themselves to help address this challenge.

BDA joins CASSH to call for implementation of childhood obesity plan

Consensus Action on Salt and Health have written to the Prime Minister to urge him to implement many of the promised elements of the Childhood Obesity Strategy

Government action is urgently required to prevent malnutrition amongst older adults due to COVID-19

The BDA and colleagues from UK Malnutrition Awareness and Prevention Network (MAPN) have arranged a letter to the Secretary of State to urge action on malnutrition amongst the elderly.

BDA writes to PM to urge comprehensive approach to obesity

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey writes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge a comprehensive approach to obesity, asks that he avoid stigmatising language and ensure dietitians have a central role.

BDA joins forces with other Allied Health Professionals to call for the extension of prescribing rights

The BDA has joned forces with other AHP bodies to call for a change to prescribing law to help dietitians and others better support the expected surge in demand post-COVID.

Government announces expansion of visa extension scheme

The Home Office have announced that all health and social care workers will received a free automatic visa extension if their visa was due to expire before 1st October.

BDA push government to extend visas for hardworking dietitians

The BDA has written to Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Immigration, to urge the governemnt to extend visas for dietitians and all AHPs as has been promised for nurses and doctors.

BDA joins charities in call for support for families in the event of school closures

BDA has joined Sustain and others in signing a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Education Secretary and Secretary for Work and Pensions to provide cash support to families in the event of school closures.

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.