New Nutrition and Hydration Digest Launched
Through its Food Counts specialist group, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has issued a new publication called The Nutrition and Hydration Digest: Improving Outcomes Through Food and Beverage Services.
The BDA is the professional association for registered dietitians in the UK. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals.
The Nutrition and Hydration Digest: Improving Outcomes through Food and Beverage Services, is primarily written for those involved in food provision in care settings, particularly dietitians, dietetic support workers and caterers. However, other professionals such as nurses, speech and language therapists and those interested in delivering excellence in food and beverage services, will also find it forward-thinking and inspiring.
Speaking about the newly published Digest, BDA Honorary Chairman, Helen Davidson, said:
“Dietitians are uniquely placed to be involved in each stage of food service, from menu planning and recipe development, to nutritional analysis, ensuring that nutritional standards can be met. Knowing about food and the basic principles of food service makes a unique combination of the knowledge and skills of dietitians. This is a subject close to my heart and I feel the level of skill required in this area should not be underestimated.”
BDA Food Counts specialist group member and co-author of the Digest, Maxine Cartz, added:
“Knowing about food and the basic principles of food service should be common to all dietitians. This document provides a platform for dietitians and caterers alike to speak with one voice. Nurses, speech and language therapists and others interested in delivering excellence in food and beverage services will also find it inspiring.
“I am proud of the work that has been put into this document and thank my BDA Food Counts and specialist group colleagues for their hard work and dedication.”
The Digest includes sections on menu design structure, different texture of food, cultural and therapeutic diets, dietary coding guidance, catering specifications and food service systems (amongst many other subjects).
A copy of the Digest can be found at www.bda.uk.com/publications/NutritionHydrationDigest.pdf.
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Notes to the Editor:
- Visit the BDA website at www.bda.uk.com
- The British Dietetic Association, founded in 1936, is the professional association for registered dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with approximately 7,000 members. The BDA is also a trade union.
- Registered dietitians 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, Non Government Organisations and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals.