Public Health England offers free physical activity training

PHE is offering free online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals to support them in explaining the benefits of physical activity to patients.

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 - Total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat sugar and salt

BDA's response to the UK government consultation on restricting online advertising of HFSS foods.

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.

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."