10 and 11th June 2013
Find out more about the BDA Vision and register today - www.bdaevents.org.uk.
11th and 12th October 2013
The BDA is delighted to announce the creation of an exciting new event to match three simple yet significant aims: ‘create, excite, innovate.’
BDA Live promises to be a dynamic, unique and inspirational event for BDA members. Find out more about the BDA’s new flagship event and register today - www.bdalive.org.uk.
The Role of Dietitians
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, NGOs and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals.
The title dietitian can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health Care Professions Council and whose details are on the HCPC web site. We have a leaflet that explains the roles of nutrition professionals further.
Finding a Dietitian
The title dietitian can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and whose details are on the HCPC web site. We have a leaflet that explains the roles of nutrition professionals further.
Most people will be able to see a Registered Dietitian within the NHS after being referred by an NHS GP, doctor, health visitor or other medical staff. Contact the Dietetic Department at your local hospital to enquire whether they operate a ‘self-referral’ system. Consultations with dietitians within the NHS are free.
Alternatively if you wish to see a Registered Dietitian who practises privately, you can search on-line for a dietitian near you at the Freelance Dietitians web site, which is run by the BDA's Freelance Dietitian Group.
New Iodine Food Fact Sheet and New Research Around Iodine During Pregnancy in The Lancet
BDA member Dr Sarah Bath has been involved in a study of around 1000 UK mothers and their children, published in The Lancet. The study has revealed that iodine deficiency in pregnancy has an adverse effect on children’s mental development. The research raises concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public-health issue that needs to be addressed.
The BDA has also published a new Iodine food fact sheet writen by Dr Bath.
BDA works with Channel 4 on a unique experiment
BDA spokesperson, Sian Porter, takes part in a unique experiment on Channel 4.
Working alongside Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Dawn Harper in a television first, Fat Family Tree sets out to discover if unlocking the secrets of a family’s genes can help provide the answer to their lifelong weight problems. The programme uses cutting edge genetics to decode the genes of an overweight family for whom all other attempts to shed the pounds have not worked.
Discovering how the family’s genes have put them at risk of excessive weight gain is the first step to devising a diet to help them beat their genes. Based on the latest science, the programme’s “gene-busting” diet also promises fail safe diet tips that could help all of us lose weight.
New Malnutrition Guide for UK will Save Lives and Tens of Millions of Pounds Each Year
The guide, jointly produced by the British Dietetic Association and the Malnutrition Task Force, sets out and defines the principles of best practice, the moral, legal, quality and financial case for changes in tackling malnutrition in people in later life in the UK. Read more about the malnutrition guide.
Healthy Start vitamins can no longer be sold by NHS organisations