Joining the call for Boris to keep his promise to take action on adult and child health

In this blog, BDA Obesity Specialist Group Chair Dr Amanda Avery and Vice-Chair Dr Adrian Brown outline some of the key commitments that the government has made but still needs to follow through on to improve public health.

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.   

Consultation Response - Spending Review and Local Government Finance

The BDA's response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the Spending Review and its possible impact on local government finance.

Campaigning in parliament for action on malnutrition

Caroline Bovey, Alison Smith and Ailsa Kennedy discuss their participation in the MAW2020 parliamentary event.

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."

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.