What is a dietitian?

Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.

What do dietitians do?

Latest articles from BDA members

Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin, and potential COVID treatment?

Annabel van Griethuysen looks into vitamin D and considers its importance in the fight against COVID-19.

The impact of dietitians in the multidisciplinary practice team within primary care

A project looking at dietetic-led care in general practice has found that dietitians can support high-quality, patient-centred care in the primary care setting.

Get Ready for Veganuary - the Healthier Way

Simple and practical tips and tricks that can help keep your nutrition on track with a vegan diet.

Top ten nutrition tips for the menopause

The menopause is an ideal time to take stock of eating habits and begin some gradual changes to help ensure the best health possible while entering this new phase of life.

Are low and alcohol free beers health drinks?

It’s plausible that "nolo" beers could offer health and nutritional benefits, but without the negative effects linked to the alcohol and calorie content.

Eating strategies for lockdown and isolation over shorter winter days

Isolation over winter could challenge even the best of us but eating as well as you can, will help to keep you body, mind, and mood all in great shape. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

 

Food Facts

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.

 

Latest news

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Advice for the General Public

Frequently Asked Questions about nutrition and food in relation to COVID-19 / coronavirus from the BDA. We will keep this page updated as the situation develops.

BDA joins call to Prime Minister to protect health care workers with better PPE

Alongside the Royal College of Nursing, the AGP Alliance and many more, the BDA has written to Boris Johnson to call for better ventilation, more research and a higher standard of PPE for health and care workers.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Advice for Dietitians

Latest update on COVID-19 / coronavirus for dietitians from your Professional Body and Trade Union. We will keep this page updated as the situation develops.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Clinical Guidance

Clinical recommendations and resources to help dietitians tackling the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lockdown will once again worsen food insecurity – we need sustained action

In this third nation-wide lockdown, the British Dietetic Association has called on governments across the UK to finally take urgent and sustained action on food insecurity for people of all ages.

Make Your Voice Heard on NHS Pay

It’s time for the Government to Pay Up NOW. Contact your local elected representatives to ensure they support higher pay for dietitians and other NHS workers.

The need to diversify dietetics: a student perspective

As protests around the world highlight racial inequality, Nishat Chowdhury reflects on how greater diversity in dietetics would help improve the service we give to clients.

 

BDA CPD training

The BDA provides quality assured education and continuing professional development programmes.


We host a range of training and educational courses for our members and other members of the dietetics workforce via the BDA Classroom and Learning Zone.