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

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Latest articles from BDA members

How dietitians can protect the planet

Dr Clare Pettinger gives an insight into the subject of her Elsie Widdowson lecture.

Cooking the Commonwealth

The Cook the Commonwealth project builds on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as a platform to celebrate the cultural diets and food of member countries. A group of BDA members have contributed to the exciting project, testing and tweaking recipes across the Commonwealth regions.

Fuelling Northern Ireland hopes at Commonwealth Games

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, SENR Executive Support Consultant Dr Alan Kennedy, spoke with Sport Northern Ireland Performance Nutritionist Dr Julia Bone, learning about her extraordinary career journey to date and her approach to the nutritional management of her competing athletes.

The role of the sports dietitian at a major games

As Birmingham gears up for the Commonwealth Games, Sharon Madigan uses her experience at the Tokyo Olympics to give an insight into what sports dietitians can expect.

It’s all in the preparation

This summer’s Commonwealth Games will be Eoghan Hickey’s first taste of a major Games with Wales.

What's it like being on placement?

MSc Dietetics student, Caoimhe Lennon gives us an insight into her experiences on B placement.

Working as a Dietitian in industry

As part of Dietitians Week, Benecol's UK Healthcare Professional Marketing Manager Corrine Toyn shares a day in the life of a Dietitian working in industry.

Plant-based drinks – your questions answered

Through BDA surveys during Danone’s 10-year corporate membership, it is clear that dietitians still have questions they would like answered about the role of plant-based drinks in the UK diet. Dietitian Kate Arthur, from Alpro, has pulled together some thoughts on the most commonly asked questions.

Portion control in weight management – one size plate doesn’t fit all

Addressing portion sizes with a patient looking to lose weight can be a difficult conversation. Jane Calow looks at some strategies.

 

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

NHS England and NHS Wales Pay 2022

We are currently balloting respective BDA members on the recent announcement on Pay for NHS staff in England and NHS Staff in Wales.

BDA Member Anne Mensforth honoured with an MBE for her services to Dietetics

BDA member and dietitian Anne Mensforth, Home Enteral Nutrition Service, Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Families, Young People and Children’s Directorate, at the Leicestershire Partnership Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Dietetics in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Anne shares what it means to receive the honour.

Delayed, disappointing pay rise will leave staff considering their futures, say health unions

Health unions representing more than a million NHS staff in England - including the BDA - have reacted with dismay to the NHS pay rise of £1,400 announced by the government.

Gallery and round-up: BDA Awards 2022

The first in-person BDA Awards since 2019 took place last week as the Dietetic community celebrated BDA members' great successes and achievements within Dietetics over the past year. Check out the photos and find out the winners of this year's awards.

The Role of Dietitians and other Allied Health Professionals in the Health and Work Agenda

A new digital resource from the Royal Society of Public Health, based on feedback from more than 1000 Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) has been launched today.

Celebrating the diversity of BDA members this Commonwealth Games

With the Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham this summer (28 July to 8 August), the BDA would love for you to share your heritage with us so that we can celebrate how BDA members have an international and multicultural make-up.

Ready, Steady, Blend - Now it’s your turn!

The BDA and Wiltshire Farm Foods have partnered up to deliver a video that centres around the challenges of at home texture modification of meals.

Government’s Food Strategy White Paper is a ‘missed opportunity’

The BDA expresses disappointment that key recommendations set out in the National Food Strategy led by Henry Dimbleby have been ignored in the new Government Food Strategy.

NHS Scotland Pay 2022

The BDA is to begin consulting members in NHS Scotland on a pay offer of 5%.