Monthly Archives: February 2019

BANT Calls for Removal of Ultra-Processed Foods from School Meals to Combat Poverty Related Malnutrition

Today in Parliament, the possibility of free school meals is going back on the Parliamentary agenda thanks to Lord Bassam. Whilst the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) supports the idea that children who live in poverty should be helped and nourished, the organisation notes a sound of warning that the infiltration of ultra-processed, industrial foods into school canteens, is actively harming the health of the next generation and costing the British economy billions. 

Complaints about school food have always existed and the memory of paper-thin slices of roast, usually identifiable by the sauce that accompanied it, served with two vegetables, followed by a starchy pudding and custard, is not that far behind. The nutritious offering of this meal was, however, far and beyond more complete than the foods being served in school canteens up and down the country today.  

Changing school food in isolation is difficult, children and parents resist the change, particularly with the pressures of advertising, fast food outlets and even industrial food giants offering free school materials, that our children are constantly exposed to. The time, however, is right. With climate change, health and nutrition so intertwined and children leading the charge on these topics, there is a real opportunity to galvanise a whole generation to improve their health, whilst saving the planet.  Government policy urgently needs to support this ground-swell and to resist the constant industrial pressures that serve the interests of profits over health and wellbeing. 

BANT also continues to call for the reintroduction of Home Economics classes. Teaching school children simple, cost-effective dishes that they can cook at home will give them the tools of a lifetime to combat poverty related malnutrition. For the future health of the children, the country and the planet, the most important thing for us to do now is to turn our backs on industrial pressure and ultra-processed foods.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

[email protected]        Tel: +44 870 606 1284

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutrition practitioner.  

BANT experts carefully developed a set of Wellbeing Guidelines, based on the latest science and research in the field of nutrition for optimal health. The BANT Wellbeing Guidelines were specifically designed to provide clear, concise, easy to understand information, avoiding outdated information and research, and addressing some of the most common health concerns.  The most frequent reasons people seek nutritional advice is for weight management and/ or for general health and wellbeing. These issues are addressed by BANT with the following:

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agency made a key recommendation that AVR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

As members of the CNHC Accredited Register, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases. 

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Nutrition Evidence Database – Low Calorie Keto Diet for Obese Patients

Researchers conclude that a very low calorie KETOGENIC diet is a suitable and valuable treatment option for obese patients, improving food and alcohol cravings, exercise levels, sleep quality, sexual function and quality of life.

This trial has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science. Read it here:

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  

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Nutrition Evidence : Protein Levels, Weight Loss and Waist Circumference


How much protein should you eat as part of a weight loss strategy? A small scientific study finds that the PROTEIN levels in a dietary weight loss plan did NOT affect WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE.  Study authors call for INDIVIDULAISED macronutrient intakes for successful weight loss.

The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here

 NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science? Click on Subscribe on the homepage.

Nutrition Evidence Database – Protein Portions as Part of Weight-Loss Strategy

How much protein should you eat as part of a weight loss strategy? A small scientific study finds that the PROTEIN levels in a dietary weight loss plan did NOT affect WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE.  Study authors call for INDIVIDUALISED macronutrient intakes for successful weight loss.

The study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science.    Read it here http://www.nutrition-evidence.com/article/30241565?term=30241565&limit=expert_opinion:Plain%20Language%20Summary 

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com.  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science? Click on Subscribe on the homepage.

 

VOTY 2019

Building on the success and popularity of the past 2 years’ events and to coincide with the national Volunteer’s Week 2019, we will be hosting our third VOTY on Friday 7th June at Café Spice Namaste. We have listened to your feedback and have moved the event to London (E1) for easier access and will also allow more time for networking. Do save the date!

The aim of VOTY event is to bring our volunteers together to celebrate their achievements from the past 12 months and congratulate those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Not only this, but the event is a valuable opportunity for us to involve volunteers with BANT’s strategy and plans and have the opportunity to network.

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DR JILLIAN TETA PRESENTS SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH

The webinar will cover the following:
– Introduction to SIBO – what is it & why haven’t I heard of it?
– The symptoms of SIBO and why it is often a missing link to digestive distress.
– Risk factors for SIBO – physiologic risk factors, other conditions, medications, surgeries and more.
– Testing for SIBO – a breakdown of testing methods and their relative strengths & weaknesses, testing interpretation.
– Treatment – conventional treatment, a unique antibiotic, dietary interventions, natural treatments, biofilm busters, prokinetics and more.

To access the webinar, click here.

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