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Plant-based diets are both delicious AND nutritious. But you don't need to take our word for it.

Our Policy and Advocacy Officer, Amanda Baker, is working with the BDA - the Association of UK Dietitians - to bring reliable plant-based nutrition information to every community in the UK. The BDA is the professional body in the UK for Registered Dietitians - the qualified health professionals who diagnose and treat nutrition problems for both individual and public health.

Together, we will ensure that medical professionals and service providers know that well-planned plant-based, vegan-friendly diets can be devised to support healthy living at every age and life-stage. 

The BDA has launched an international Dietitians Week.

Below the Memorandum of Understanding between The Vegan Society and the BDA. 

Wednesday 12th March 2014

Memorandum of Understanding between The Vegan Society and The British Dietetic Association

Objective: The Vegan Society and The British Dietetic Association will collaborate to bring reliable plant-based nutrition information to every community in the UK.  

Background: We have complementary experience in health nutrition outreach.   As the original vegan organisation, and with a solid commitment to evidence-based guidance at our heart, The Vegan Society is uniquely respected by vegans around the world.   The British Dietetic Association is the only provider of evidence based advice and information in the science and practice of dietetics.  By combining these strengths, we can bring best practice in plant-based nutrition to medical professionals, service providers and clients. 

Aims: 

1. Give Dietitians confidence that they are delivering reliable plant-based, vegan-friendly dietetics advice. 

2. Ensure that medical professionals and service providers know that well-planned plant-based, vegan-friendly diets can be devised to support healthy living at every age and life-stage. 

3. Give clients seeking vegan-friendly dietetic advice the confidence to trust Dietitians. 

Outcome tracking: We will share progress reports twice each year.

Signed:

Jasmijn de Boo, Chief Executive, The Vegan Society

Andrew Burman, Chief Executive, The British Dietetic Association