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New EU Regulation on Foods for Special Medical Purposes

On 22 February 2019, the new European Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/128 on Foods for…

Industry Committed to Responsible Interaction with Healthcare Professionals and RCPCH

The infant formula manufacturer members of BSNA are committed to responsible interaction with healthcare professionals…

NHS ENGLAND GUIDANCE ON PRESCRIBING GLUTEN-FREE FOODS IN ENGLAND

​NHS England has published guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on the prescribing of gluten-free…

Changes to Gluten-free Prescribing in Primary Care in England

An amendment to the Prescribing Regulations came into force on the 4 December 2018 and…

The cost of infant feeding

​Breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby and is important for both mother…

Infant Formula Industry in the UK sets down new Code of Practice

​The manufacturers of formula milks in the UK have today committed to adhere to a…

ARSENIC: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Rice is an important contributor to a balanced and healthy diet, and a staple food…

Royal College of Midwives comments on new study on breastmilk and preterm infants

The Royal College of Midwives has provided comment on recent research published by the University…

New Department and Health and Social Care consultation on gluten-free foods on prescription in England

The Department and Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on the Regulations of…

Feeding the Preterm Infant

Thanks to advances in antenatal care, the overall survival rates for preterm infants has increased…

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BAPEN 2018 Annual Conference

The BAPEN 2018 Annual Conference took place on 20 and 21 November at Harrogate Convention…

World Prematurity Day 2018

World Prematurity Day is taking place on 17 November, raising awareness of premature birth.…

The Changing Face of Parenteral Nutrition in Oncology

Choosing the appropriate nutritional intervention can play an important role in the patient’s prognosis, wellbeing…

Coeliac Awareness Week 2018

BSNA supports Coeliac Awareness Week 2018…

Time to take food allergy seriously

As a parent, giving your child the best possible start in life is your number…

IDDSI in the UK - what does it mean?

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) came about to develop international standardised terminology and…

Need for Integrated Care to Help Us Stay Independent for Longer - New WHO Guidelines

Losing muscle is natural, but its rate of progression and effects don’t have to be…

Forgotten not Fixed: the increasing burden of malnutrition in England

The increasing number of cases of malnutrition in hospital and associated deaths reflect a system-wide…

BAPEN Annual Conference 2017

BSNA was proud to exhibit at the BAPEN Annual Conference 2017, which was also BAPEN’s…

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The expenditure of disease-related malnutrition is estimated at £19.6bn/yr in England

29.3% of infants born in England are exclusively breastfed at 6-8 weeks

Coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 people

Parenteral nutrition is used by patients for a total of 1.2mn days/yr