Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tackling Obesity and T2 Diabetes

Today’s Health Select Committee’s report highlights key actions which the government and industry should act on to help get to grips with a problem that is robbing individuals and society of future health and economic security. Influencing the current environment of obesity will not deliver the desired economic and social results if it is not accompanied by lasting behaviour change. This needs to be addressed at all levels of society.

Obesity is complex and needs interventions at multiple levels to achieve both effective prevention and successful treatment of existing problems. This only comes about by education on healthy eating and home economics in school, and a real understanding of how diet and lifestyle influence health over the short and long-term for everyone. Reducing calorie intake goes a long way towards this but it is not the only factor in dietary health. But it’s an important start.

Prevention of chronic diseases (of ageing) needs a new model of healthcare delivery. Nutrition professionals who are fully up-to-date in their field can help deliver a model that will ultimately provide the public health system with effective disease prevention, reducing the overall cost to the NHS over the long term.

BANT infographic on the Tackling Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes here.

BANT Consultation on Draft Functional Dietetic Curriculum Framework – Closing Date 24 February

BANT is today launching a full public consultation on its curriculum framework for functional dietetic practice to meet the registration standards of the Health & Care Professions Council. The consultation will run for three months to 24 February 2016. There are no directed questions. All comments and contributions are welcome. Please send these to [email protected].


BANT November News Goes Live

This month we include several updates on exciting new developments at BANT and within the industry and some helpful ways to improve your practice. We remind new graduates and existing members to enrol in a Supervision Group for extra support and mentoring. We also welcome yet another new member of the team! Access the BANT news here.


The London Health Show is the only event of its kind to bring together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK’s healthy living & wellness market place. Visiting The London Health Show is the best way to keep up to date with the latest innovations, developments and investment opportunities in London and the UK’s booming health and wellness industry.

Benefit from extensive networking opportunities with industry peers, get the chance to approach senior level executives from a large number of local and international companies and ensure you stay at the top of your field.

The expo will cover the 6 main sectors in the health and wellness industry. Each sector will be represented by the leading industry bodies in the exhibition, training workshops, live demonstrations and conference areas.

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