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.
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.
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.
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".
With the Government expected to publish its latest strategy for obesity in the next week, Dr Adrian Brown RD, Lucy Perrow RD and Dr Stuart W. Flint make the case for why avoiding weight stigma within the communications and delivery of the strategy will be so important.
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.