Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.
The BDA welcomes the recent intervention in the House of Lords by Lord Bradley, who has been advocating for the government to extend independent prescribing rights to Allied Health Professionals.
The BDA welcomes the recent stance taken by Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, Wes Streeting, at The Times newspaper’s Health Commission Summit, where he proposed measures to address the growing number of people living with obesity.
This Student Volunteering Week, Student Rep Kyle Kennedy tells us the three reasons why he volunteers for the BDA.
The plan addresses critical issues such as cutting paediatric waiting times, reducing obesity, introducing breakfast clubs for all primary school children and banning junk food advertising aimed at children, all of which align with our core policy objectives.
The level 3 senior health care support worker apprenticeship programme (for therapies) and level 5 assistant practitioner apprenticeship programme in dietetics are now approved for delivery.
This unnecessary proposal is totally unacceptable to the BDA and the other Agenda for Change unions.
New research has revealed the impacts of energy drinks are more significant and broader than previously understood - in particular negative outcomes for children’s mental health in addition to physical health.
Members of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), working in Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) join thousands of other workers in unprecedented strike action today.
In a recent House of Lords discussion, Lord McColl sparked controversy by suggesting that individuals living with obesity, should ‘eat less and do with one fewer meal a day’ in order to save the NHS £50billion a year.
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Freelance dietitian Jo Cunningham explains why optimising gut health should be on the agenda for every dietitian seeing clients.
Polly Neve looks at the difference between choice and compulsion in the pursuit of healthy eating.
As we approach the new year, many clients may be looking to make a plant-based diet one of their resolutions. Tiluka Bhanderi looks at how you can help them maintain a healthy approach.
Briony Caffrey introduces a new course developed by the BDA Mental Health Specialist Group which aims to provide practitioners working with people who might lack capacity and have dietetic needs with essential knowledge on the Mental Capacity Act.
Alastair Duncan – the co-chair of the BDA HIV Care Specialist Group – is the UK’s first Consultant Dietitian working in HIV. He tells us how he progressed to the role.
Alice Pugliese introduces an updated competency framework from the BDA HIV Care Specialist Group during its 30th anniversary year.
Chloe Hall discusses the challenges faced by those with histamine intolerance and how we can help to support our patients.
Using an anonymised case study, Dr Stephanie Fade explains how dietitians can contribute to the care of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Steph Sloan, Dr Emma Giles, and Jo Smith discuss their work exploring diet quality in people living with severe mental illness via a Public and Patient Involvement and Experience workshop.
Our Food Fact Sheets are written by dietitians to help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy.
The BDA Food Facts sheets are free for you to read, download and print for your own reference. They must not be copied to other websites: please link to this site to ensure your readers see the latest version.