UK links

Age UK - Campaign Against Malnutrition in Hospitals

Age UK has highlighted the problem of malnourishment in hospital in its Hungry to be Heard campaign. Their campaign report sets out seven steps the charity believes must be taken to tackle this problem with examples of good practice for each step. Age UK has also produced two simple guides on spotting the signs of malnourishment in older people in the community and on avoiding problems with food/help with eating for older people going into hospital.

British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)

BAPEN aims to prevent malnutrition as a result of illness, to treat malnutrition in the most cost-effective manner, and to consequently improve the outcome of illness for patients.There are many helpful nutrition-related resources including the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST).

British Dietetic Association (BDA)

This is the professional association for UK dietitians. The website provides information on the BDA's activities and a variety of resources for dietitians and the public.

British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) 

The British Nutrition Foundation is a scientific and educational charity which promotes the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of evidence-based nutritional knowledge and advice.This website provides healthy eating information, resources for schools, news items, recipes and details of the work the BNF undertakes in the UK and Europe.

Caroline Walker Trust

The Caroline Walker Trust is dedicated to the improvement of public health through good food. Established in 1988 to continue the work of the distinguished nutritionist, writer and campaigner Caroline Walker, the Trust is a charity which undertakes specific projects, funded by grants and donations.

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

This government agency's purpose is to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. It provides advice and information to the public and government on food safety, nutrition and diet. It also protects consumers through food enforcement and monitoring.

Hospital Caterers Association

The aims and objectives of the Association are the promotion and improvement of the standards of catering in hospitals and healthcare establishments in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and elsewhere; the education and training of persons in health care catering services, and the provision and improvement of the professional interests and status of those engaged in health care catering services.

National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG)

The objectives of the NNNG are to promote education in nutrition and related subjects for members of the nursing profession, for the public benefit, and especially for the benefit of patients in hospital and community.

National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) aims to help the NHS in England and Wales learn from its mistakes so that it can improve care, save lives, and prevent more people being harmed when things go wrong. It promotes a culture of safety and openness so that the NHS acknowledges, investigates and learns from incidents and concerns.

Nutrition Network for Wales

(Welsh language version)

The Nutrition Network for Wales (NNW) brings together all those individuals and organisations involved in improving nutrition and diet in Wales. The NNW provides its partners with access to information and resources and enables partners to share knowledge and good practice and to learn from each other.

Nutrition Society

This is the official website of the Nutrition Society, the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe for those interested in the scientific study of human or animal nutrition.

Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.

Water UK - Water for Health

Water for Health is a water industry initiative to guide and inform health professionals and health authorities, to stimulate interest and research and to help move water up the public health agenda.

International organisations

Federation of European Nutrition Societies 

The Federation of European Nutrition Societies aims to exchange information between European experts in nutrition.

HealthStats - the World Bank's database of health, nutrition and population (HNP)statistics

HealthStats is the World Bank’s comprehensive database of Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) statistics. It includes over 250 indicators on topics such as health financing, HIV/AIDS, immunization, malaria and tuberculosis, health workforce and health facilities use, nutrition, reproductive health, population and population projections, cause of death, non-communicable diseases, water and sanitation, with background information on poverty, labor force, economy and education. Users can access HNP data by country, topic, or indicator, and view the resulting data (and wealth quintiles) in tables, charts or maps that can be easily shared through email, Facebook and Twitter.

World Health Organization: nutrition

This is the World Health Organization's website on nutrition. It includes a number of full text WHO publications and reports.