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.
A suite of information developed by the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Nutrition, Health and Weight to support adults living with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
Our response to the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, outlining our calls for further funding for public health, weight management services, malnutrition prevention and more.
The BDA Obesity and Public Health specialist group's response to a discussion paper on NHS commissioned tier 2 weight management services.
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.
As childhood obesity rates continue to climb, Kiran Atwal looks at how different components need to work together to address the issue.
A detailed response from the Obesity Group of the British Dietetic Association to the government's strategy: "Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives".
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.
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
The BDA has joined forces to call on PHE to ensure that its obesity and weight management campaigns don't have the unintended effect of causing distress to those living with or at risk of developing eating disorders.
BDA Communications Director, Milly Durrant, discusses our journey in the fight to end weight stigma.
Obesity has been around for centuries, although previously seen as a sign of wealth, in the last few decades it has been designated as a worldwide health problem, with approximately 13% of the global population having a BMI over 30kg/m².