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Making a Meal of it

Breastmilk is unequivocally the best source of nutrients for a healthy infant, however in order…

The Importance of Appropriately Managing Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a serious problem, with more than three million people in the UK either…

A recent study reports a significantly higher patient adherence to a gluten-free diet when receiving gluten-free foods on prescription

Adhering to a GF diet is known to be challenging, and this is shown by…

New Research: a review of nutrition economics - the vital role of nutrition intervention in malnutrition management

More and more, nutrition economic studies are showing that nutrition care is a cost-effective way…

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…

Latest Blog

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…

The Role of Specialist Formula Milks

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

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…

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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