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Study finds huge variation in the prescribing of gluten-free foods

Gluten-free prescribing is in a state of flux, with substantial clinically unwarranted variation between practices…

2018 MNI GRANT

​​​The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) is pleased to announce an award of €30,000 to…

IDDSI is coming!

From 1 April 2018, healthcare professionals will begin to see the IDDSI Framework transition into healthcare settings.…

NEW RESEARCH FOR NUTRITION AND HYDRATION WEEK 2018

BSNA supports high quality, safe nutrition and hydration for all patients and welcomes Nutrition and…

The Department of Health and Social Care consultation recognises value of gluten-free foods for coeliacs

Gluten-free breads and flour mixes should remain on prescription to those who are clinically diagnosed…

Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for patients with advanced malignancy: British Intestinal Failure Alliance (BIFA) statement

Advances in the delivery of parenteral nutrition (nutrition through the vein) and improved homecare support…

​Supporting the continued safe production of infant formula

BSNA members adhere to strict safety protocols to mitigate against contamination with bacteria, and formula…

​New EU acrylamide legislation

Acrylamide is a chemical substance formed by a reaction between amino acids and sugars, both…

Commission Notice on the classification of Food for Special Medical Purposes

BSNA welcomes the Commission Notice on the classification of Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs)…

Study finds gluten-free mixes superior to plain gluten-free flour

A study from Brunel University, comparing gluten-free multi-purpose mixes to plain gluten-free flour, found the…

Latest Blog

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…

ESPEN Congress

The 39th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) congress took place from the…

Managing tube feeding on holiday

Most of us look forward to going on holiday or travelling to another country at…

30 Years of PINNT!

It is so easy to take the simple notion of eating for granted and the…

Home Artificial Nutrition Awareness Week 2017

​BSNA is pleased to support PINNT (Patients on Intravenous and Naso-gastric Nutrition Therapy) Home Artificial…

World Breastfeeding Week 2017

This week we salute World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding is the best way to feed an…

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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