More detail needed - the Government's obesity strategy

In this blog, Dr Hilda Mulrooney RD considers the government’s latest obesity strategy in more detail on behalf of the BDA Obesity Specialist Group (OSG).

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".

BDA and Fuse express frustration at lack of action on energy drink sales to children

The BDA and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, have expressed frustration that government are not taking action on energy drinks, despite consulting 18 months ago.

COCO - Care of Childhood Obesity

The BDA speaks to Shelley Easter RD from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children about the COCO tier three weight management service for children

Dietitians push for more from strategy for obesity

The British Dietetic Association has welcomed the government’s latest obesity plans as a positive next step. They welcome the commitment to expand weight management services, but have urged the government to go further if they want their strategy to be truly comprehensive.

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.

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

BDA joins Beat and RCPsych to call on PHE to take account of people at risk of eating disorders

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 writes to PM to urge comprehensive approach to obesity

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey writes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge a comprehensive approach to obesity, asks that he avoid stigmatising language and ensure dietitians have a central role.

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