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.
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A year on from the BDA London Branch’s ‘Black Lives Matter in Dietetics’ event, we take this opportunity to reflect on the discussions and anecdotes from panellists and audience from BDA London Branch webinar.
Belinda Mortell shares her experiences as a dietitian, and discusses the new Home-Grown Dietitian project as part of AHP's Day.
Michael Titmus critically appraises the evidence base for time-restricted eating and considers the implications for dietetic practice.
SENR Executive Support Consultant Dr Alan Kennedy speaks to SENR members Charles Ashford and Connor Spencer about how they have forged exciting and rewarding careers in high performance sports nutrition roles in the United States.
Discussing some of the mainstream schemes and exploring environmental labelling on food.
Discussing the use of Sterifeed reusable reservoirs as a sustainable alternative to combat one use plastics in home enteral feeding.
Across September we will be exploring why dietitians are best placed to lead the way in sustainable diets and eating, as well as sharing examples of innovation in practice.
We all have habits, and the unexpected restrictions of successive COVID-19 lockdowns have led to many of us developing new ones, some good and some not so healthful. As we emerge out into the ‘new normal’, it’s a good time to take stock of eating and drinking behaviours and make changes for the better.
We are in a pandemic. An economic recession looms. On top of all that, the globe continues to warm up. If you think too much about it, it’s depressing! Unsurprisingly, mental health has become a priority for many people and will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
Popular diets come and go, however the themes and basic ideas they suggest seem to remain. Some experts suggest it’s time to ditch the diet and find ways to rebuild a healthy relationship with food (and our bodies) and learn to eat in a conscious, intuitive and mindful way.
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.
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Find out the results of the consultation exercise on the government pay awards in England and Wales we recently asked members to take part in.
The BDA Trade Union National Executive Committee has taken a clear and definitive position in opposition to any attempts to make the take-up of the vaccination mandatory.
From today, 1 October 2021, the requirements for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling will change in the UK.
The BDA has welcomed government’s confirmation that promotions on food and drinks high in fat salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from October 2022.
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government, which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body.
Elsie's blue plaque, from Cambridge, Past, Present and Future, was financed by the Nutrition Society, the British Dietetic Association, the British Nutrition Foundation and the Royal Society.
The BDA has contributed towards a new paper calling for urgent action to help those with long term conditions who may have declined during the pandemic due to a lack of support.
Baroness Harding’s reported promise to “end the reliance on foreign doctors and nurses” fails to recognise the central role that health and care professionals from outside the UK have played in the NHS throughout its history. We are once again disappointed by the focus of this government on restricting those willing to work in the National Health Service rather than investment and support for the health service as a whole.