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Complementary Foods - New briefing document now available

Complementary foods, also known as ‘weaning foods’ or ‘baby foods’, facilitate the transition from a…

Department of Health Consultation - BSNA's official response

The Department of Health launched a consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on prescription…

An Update on Specialist Nutrition

An update on specialist nutrition, published in the June edition of CN Magazine. This month…

Coeliac UK Press Release

Coeliac UK has published their response to the the Department of Health's Consultation on the…

Gluten-free Prescriptions in Primary Care - Have Your Say: Take our survey

BSNA are seeking the views of those who suffer from coeliac disease to help respond…

Press release from the ONCA workshop in Prague

Malnutrition associated with disease and under-nutrition negatively affects the treatment of patients in European countries…

Arsenic in Rice - Some Facts

Research carried out at Queens University Belfast by Professor Meharg and colleagues and reported in…

The Innovation and Regulation of Formula Milks

Over the past year, there has been an increasing focus on the regulatory environment of…

New Public Health England survey: Perceived barriers to breastfeeding

A mother will always want the best for her new born baby and when it…

Myth-busting gluten-free facts from Coeliac UK

Coeliac UK have written 5 myth-busting facts about gluten-free foods.…

Latest Blog

New report on maternal obesity from APPG Fit and Healthy Childhood

Prospective and new parents must be provided with more information on infant nutrition. The APPG…

Survey highlights the importance of gluten-free prescriptions in supporting patients with coeliac disease

A recent Department of Health consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on prescription for…

The Role of Foods for Special Medical Purposes: An infant perspective

At any age, for a variety of reasons, an individual can experience periods when food…

NEW RESEARCH: Exploring the optimal use of supplemental parenteral nutrition (SPN): a study of underweight and overweight critically ill patients

It is thought that patients in intensive care units (ICU) may benefit from additional calorie…

Changing the Perception of Parenteral Nutrition

The NCEPOD report – A Mixed Bag - gave pretty damning statistics with regard to…

The psychological impact of breastfeeding grief on new mothers

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

Coeliac Awareness Week 2017

BSNA supports Coeliac Awareness Week 2017. As part of Coeliac Awareness Week, Coeliac UK is…

Cow's Milk Allergy Vs Lactose Intolerance

BSNA explains the differences between cow's milk allergy and lactose intolerance in light of Allergy…

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017

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

European Swallowing Awareness Day 2017

The second European Swallowing Awareness Day is on Monday 6 March 2017, and is all…

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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