British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Dietitians are experts in the management and treatment of those with clinical nutritional needs, with many working on the frontline in hospitals, on Covid-19 wards and in the community. Their expertise ensures that those with medical needs receive the nutritional input needed to support their recovery or the management of their condition. The professional association and trade union for dietitians in the UK, the BDA has collated a number of questions about nutrition and dietary issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic and created an FAQ page for the general public and specific advice on Clinical guidance and for dietitians.
British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
The BNF is a registered charity focused on improving nutrition education, particularly in schools through their Food – a fact of life (FFL) education programme. They have launched a new remote learning hub to support primary and secondary school pupils learning at home, with the FFL Classroom providing an activity or resource for every day, until 1 September 2020. Articles have also been produced by the BNF team on topics including busting common misconceptions around nutrients and vitamins, a healthy Ramadan during lockdown, vitamin D supplements and the reissuing of PHE’s advice, healthy hassle-free meals etc. which are all available here.
European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
EUFIC, is a non-profit organisation that creates engaging science-based information to inspire and empower healthier and more sustainable food and lifestyle choices. EUFIC covers a range of topics on nutrition, lifestyle and health, food safety, food quality, legislation and food risk communication. They also carry out consumer research to find out people’s perceptions, views and preferences on food-based topics. EUFIC recently developed three articles on the context of Covid-19: food and coronavirus: what you need to know, 10 tips to eat healthy and how to keep healthy during quarantine and isolation.
Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
As the professional membership body for food scientists and technologists, ensuring the safety of food through our very complex food supply chains is a primary concern of the IFST. They have have created a Covid-19 knowledge hub which contains guidance documents for both individuals and those involved in food operations, filled with practical advice and links to other trusted resources to help with understanding and management of the current situation. To support those working or volunteering in the food sector, all of the resources on the IFST Covid-19 Hub are free to access and the content is divided into advice for large manufacturers, SMEs and consumers.
The Nutrition Society (NS)
One of the largest learned societies for nutrition in the world. The Nutrition Society Training Academy (NSTA) have added additional dates to their pre-recorded webinars, which are available to both members and non-members, supporting continual professional development whilst so many are at home. The NSTA, have two webinars specifically focussing on Covid-19 relevant topics as they explore and present the evidence regarding nutrition and immunity and vitamin D respectively.