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BDA supports new guidance on AHP Public Health Education

Date: 06/09/2017

The BDA is pleased to have supported the creation of new guidance, published today (September 6th), setting out what good practice looks like for public health in pre-registration Allied Health Professional education. The guidance, Public Health Content within the Pre-Registration Curricula for Allied Health Professions, aims to help shape individual professions curricula and support universities to review and develop their courses.

Work on the guidance was led by Public Health England, ...

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BDA welcome calorie reduction programme, but want to see childhood obesity plan bolstered

Date: 18/08/2017

Public Health England have today announced the launch of a calorie reduction programme as part of the government’s childhood obesity plan, which was launched a year ago today. PHE will consider the evidence of children’s calorie consumption and set the ambition for a calorie reduction programme which will include food such as ready meals, pizzas, burgers and savoury snacks. This programme will complement PHEs sugar reduction programme which has been running over the past year.

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How to have a healthy and mindful Easter

Date: 06/04/2017

With Easter just around the corner, Dietitian and British Dietetic Association (BDA) Spokesperson, Dimple Thakrar, explains how you can enjoy Easter without sacrificing your health.


The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for registered dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 9,000 members.


Often special occasions like Easter are accompanied by family ...

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BDA welcomes updated healthier and more sustainable catering guidance

Date: 03/03/2017

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) welcomes Public Health England’s newly updated Healthier and More Sustainable Catering: A toolkit for serving food to older people in residential care1, which now features greater recognition of the often underappreciated issue of malnutrition in care home settings.

The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of ...

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How your workplace habits can improve your mood and health this Blue Monday

Date: 16/01/2017

Monday 16 January 2017 is allegedly the most depressing day on the calendar year – Blue Monday. With the Christmas festivities only distant memories, and the summer months seemingly far away, it can be easy for people to feel disheartened at this time of year, but the British Dietetic Association has outlined some things you can do to help lift your mood during the 9-5.

The British Dietetic Association’s Work Ready programme assists employers like yours to create a healthy ...

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The Little Black Dress and Dinner Jacket Guide to the festive season

Date: 30/11/2016

Christmas fireplaceToday the British Dietetic Association has released some tips for both men and women to enjoy the Christmas period without sacrificing their health.

'Tis the season to be jolly, but for many the Christmas festivities bring with them dread at the prospect of wrecking all of the year’s hard work towards being and staying healthy in just a few, short, party-filled weeks. After all, on average, people gain between 1-5lbs (0.5-2.5kg) over the Christmas period.

To ensure that everyone enjoys ...

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Absenteeism and presenteeism costs UK workplaces up to £23 billion per year

Date: 02/06/2016

Absenteeism and presenteeism* is costing UK employers up to £23 billion per year, according to the British Dietetic Association’s Work Ready Programme Whitepaper, highlighting the importance of investing in workplace health.

The British Dietetic Association (BDA), founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,500 ...

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New version of the Eat Well Plate

Date: 17/03/2016

The British Dietetic Association is pleased to announce that Public Health England has today released an updated version of the Eat Well Plate

eat well plate

The British Dietetic Association (BDA), founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for registered dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,500 members.

The Eat Well Plate (EWP) is a pictorial summary ...

Sugar levy on sugar sweetened beverages announced in today's budget speech

Date: 16/03/2016

The British Dietetic Association welcomes the sugar levy on sugar sweetened beverages, as announced in today’s budget speech.

The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,500 members. 

The new levy will come into force in 2018 with two bands – one band for drinks with a total sugar content above 5g ...

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Eating Well Living Well – new publication launched today!

Date: 14/03/2016

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is pleased to announce that today sees the launch of a new magazine publication Eating Well Living Well (EWLW), produced in conjunction with the BDA.

The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for registered dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,500 members.

Targeted at dietetic patients, clients and the general ...

NHS England publishes Annual Review

Date: 16/09/2014

NHS England has published its first Annual Review.

This review takes a look at some of its highlights over the last year and includes real life case studies which show how patients are put first.

Despite many challenges, 2013/14 was a year to be proud of and one where NHS England made real progress on making some of its ambitions reality.

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Dietitians Have Key Role in New Hospital Food Announcement

Date: 29/08/2014

Hospitals have a responsibility to provide the highest level of care possible for their patients and this includes the quality and nutritional value of food that is served and eaten.

For the first time, the NHS (England) will have a set of required food standards, and hospitals in England will be ranked on the quality of their food. This is part of wider measures aimed at raising healthcare standards.

photo Anne DonelanThe Hospital Food Standards Panel, chaired by Dianne Jeffrey from Age UK, and involved Anne ...

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Dietitians move a step closer to gaining supplementary prescribing rights.

Date: 20/08/2014

Ministers have given the green light for proposals to extend prescribing rights for the Dietetic, Paramedic, Radiography and Orthoptist professions to progress to public consultation later this year.

Read more on our Prescribing page.

New Allergen Toolkit for Healthcare Catering Launched

Date: 09/07/2014

The British Dietetic Association (BDA), through its Food Counts! specialist group, and the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) have worked together to produce and launch a new toolkit that addresses food allergies/intolerances within healthcare catering settings.

The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 7,500 members.  The BDA ...

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Debate on sugar reduction kick-started

Date: 26/06/2014

Public Health England (PHE) has published a paper, “Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge”, marking its commitment to help reduce sugar intake and improve the nation’s health.

PHE is calling on stakeholders, including NGOs, charities, academics, industry, retailers and consumers, to collaborate in tackling this increasingly serious public health concern.

PHE’s paper analysis of dietary data and discussions with stakeholders have identified a range of areas that ...

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Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report: Carbohydrates and Health

Date: 26/06/2014

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report Carbohydrates and Health has been issued (26 June 2014). The report is subject to a public consultation which closes on 1st September 2014.

Speaking of the report’s release, the BDA Honorary Chairman, Siân O’Shea, commented:

Sian O'Shea“The BDA welcomes the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition draft report Carbohydrates and Health and we will consider the recommendations carefully.  

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Trust a Dietitian (and others…) During ‘Week of Action’

Date: 20/06/2014

The BDA is delighted to be fully supporting the public health practitioners ‘Week of Action’, which aims to highlight the value and contributions of those health practitioners in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation.

The ‘Week of Action’ is being led by the Director of Nursing and allied health professions leads for Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health (DH).

Speaking about the ‘Week of Action’ the Director of Nursing at PHE, ...

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Dietitians Week: Where Are The 'Guyatitians' (male dietitians)?

Date: 11/06/2014

As part of Dietitians Week, the British Dietetic Association (BDA), looks at why the dietetic profession is almost exclusively female!  Where are all the male dietitians?  Or, as they have become known in some circles, Guyatitians!

Dietitians Week, organised by the BDA, is running the week commencing 9th June 2014 and, in addition to events being organised by the BDA, BDA members are running well in excess of 100 individual events around the UK from the tip of the country in Devon ...

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Dietitians Week: BDA and Top Twitter Chat Partnership Announced

Date: 03/06/2014

The British Dietetic Association (BDA), is pleased to announce it will be partnering with one of the UK’s foremost monthly food and nutrition Twitter ‘chats’ #RDUK during Dietitians Week in June.  Experts will debate meat-free eating, fat facts and nutrition truths/facts.

Dietitians Week, organised by the BDA, runs over the week commencing 9th June 2014 and, in addition to events being organised by the BDA, BDA members are leading well in excess of 100 individual ...

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First Major Retailer to go 'Junk-Free' at the Checkout

Date: 22/05/2014

The high-street supermarket Tesco has announced, following new customer research, that it will remove sweets and chocolates from checkouts across its full range of stores.

Tesco is going to go ‘junk-free’ at their checkouts.

photo Linda HindleLinda Hindle from the British Dietetic Association commented:

“This announcement from Tesco is warmly welcomed and goes to show they are listening to what the British Dietetic Association, in partnership with Sustain’s Children’s Food ...
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Guide for commissioning weight-loss programmes

Date: 21/03/2014

The launch of a clinical commissioning guide, supported by the BDA, on weight loss services has been launched, developed following a NICE accredited process has been welcomed by experts across several disciplines.

The guide is intended to assist clinical commissioning groups in commissioning these services and reduce variation in access to weight-loss clinics across the country.  It has the backing of five Royal Colleges, the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS), the ...

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The Dysphagia Game

Date: 18/03/2014

The Dysphagia Game:
Nutrition & Hydration Week 2014

During Nutrition & Hydration Week 2014, a new game has been launched which the BDA helped to develop called The Dysphagia Game. It is designed to help frontline healthcare staff identify and manage dysphagia more effectively. The game is fun but the issues are very serious. Dysphagia makes swallowing food and/or drinks difficult and is estimated to affect around 8% of the world’s population.

More information can be found at ...

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Nutrition and Hydration Week

Date: 13/03/2014

Hydration Week 2014 LogoThis year, the BDA is proudly supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week (week commencing Monday 17 March 2014).

Nutrition and Hydration Week is a collaboration between the Hospital Caterers Association, National Association of Care Catering and Patient Safety First. 

The campaign week reinforces and focusses energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of patient safety improvement.

During Nutrition and Hydration Week, individuals and organisations are ...

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