Response: Government to restrict unhealthy food promotions

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.

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.

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.   

Obesity Empowerment Network and RCP resources - COVID-19 and Obesity

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.

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.

The childhood obesity pandemic: now more important than ever?

As childhood obesity rates continue to climb, Kiran Atwal looks at how different components need to work together to address the issue.

BDA Obesity Specialist Group response to government strategy for obesity

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".

Why the government's new strategy for obesity needs to avoid weight stigma

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.

Challenging weight stigma in everything we publish 

BDA Communications Director, Milly Durrant, discusses our journey in the fight to end weight stigma.

Advanced Nutrition And Dietetics In Obesity

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.

Preparing patients for bariatric surgery