Portion control in weight management – one size plate doesn’t fit all
Addressing portion sizes with a patient looking to lose weight can be a difficult conversation. Jane Calow looks at some strategies.
BDA condemns Government U-turn on restricting unhealthy food promotions
The BDA has joined other organisations in calling on the Government to reconsider withdrawing its promise to restrict promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) later this year.
Emotional eating and our relationship with food
BDA Obesity Specialist Group Chair Amanda Avery discusses emotional eating and shares alternative ways to cope with cravings.
World Obesity Day and Dietetics
On World Obesity Day, BDA Obesity Specialist Group committee member Mary O’Kane reflects on the value of the multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of severe and complex obesity, and the importance of ensuring that the person living with obesity remains the focus.
Scan, swipe and swap! NHS Food Scanner App at hand for healthier choices
Read about a Dietitian's involvement in the NHS Better Health's new NHS Food Scanner app.
Dietitians welcome new 10-year healthy weight strategy
The BDA welcomes the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) launch of ‘Turning the Tide: a 10-year Healthy Weight Strategy’ today, 28 September 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.