Dietitian Sarah Vince-Cain is part of the team behind NHS CHAMP, a unique child measurement programme based in Greater Manchester that uses data to help understand and target children at risk of weight related illnesses. Today, they’ve launched CHAMP OnTrack, an interactive online tool ...
Blog, Vitaflo, Dietitians Week
It’s not just dietitians working in the NHS and public health that do prevention, dietitians in industry play an important role too! Here, the dietetic team from Vitaflo highlight their role in supporting secondary prevention.
Last year, Vitaflo International Ltd celebrated its 20th ...
In a mental health context, prevention can mean aiding recovery and managing a condition to prevent serious complications or hospital admissions. Eating disorders in particular arise from a variety of physical, emotional, and social issues, all of which must be addressed for effective ...
A big part of this year’s Dietitians Week is showing that ALL dietitians do prevention, even if we don’t all use the same terminology when talking about it. Of all the dietetic specialisms, Critical Care probably seems the most distant from the prevention agenda, dealing as they ...
Dietitians do prevention in every part of healthcare, even people facing major surgery for cancer, where effective interventions can prevent complications and improve recovery times. In this blog, dietitian Judith Ashcroft describes the multidisciplinary “prehabilitation” ...
What does GDPR mean for the BDA?
by Beccie Jeffries,Data Development Officer.
GDPR has become something of a hot topic recently, with the looming implementation date of the 25th of May. An extensive and well-designed set of laws and requirements, the General Data Protection Regulation has been heralded as the most ...
Coeliac UK awareness week 2018.
by Norma McGough, Director of Policy, Research and Campaigns, Coeliac UK.
Coeliac UK, the largest independent charity for people living gluten free, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
During this year’s Awareness Week from 14 – 20 May the charity will be raising ...
By Annette Mansell-Green, Head of Employment Relations.
The BDA Trade Union wishes its members and workers throughout the world a happy International Workers Day. Today is a day when we celebrate the collective strength of workers through trade unions.
It is a day that was born ...
How can individual dietitians use their influencing power?
By Joanna Instone, Head of External Affairs and Policy Officer for England and Wales.
Following Andy Burman’s blog post, the BDA external affairs team thought it might be helpful to discuss some of the tools available to help members use their individual influencing power, and ...
My last blog focussed on what dietitians can or cannot do, how to create change and how to do what feels right. Having thought more about this (and thanks to all of you who read it and liked it!) I also realised that part of the strategy of influence lies not within organisations but with ...
Practice based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) in Mexico
by Sue Kellie, Deputy Chief Executive of the BDA.
‘…seek collaborations with international dietetic colleagues to extend work in developing the profession…’ Future Dietitian 2025: Informing the development of a dietetic workforce strategy
We are ...
Read about why the BDA Trade Union takes part in demonstrations.
by David Hamblin, BDA Trade Union Organising Officer.
The TUC have called a demonstration in London on 12 May to call for a New Deal for working people. The BDA are proud to be members of the TUC and are calling for our members to attend.
You may well be asking (not unreasonably) ...
Many of us love the taste and pleasure chocolate provides, but should we be eating it to gain a health benefit?
by Duane Mellor.
Chocolate is one food that many of us feel we simply cannot live without; some of us even feel we’re addicted to it. Well, the chocolate we know today hasn’t always looked like this; it’s an invention of the 19th century when the industrial revolution, ...
At our hugely successful conference last week one question posed by a delegate resonated with me: if innovation and pushing the boundaries is crucial to improving health and social care, what do individuals need to know to avoid ‘getting into trouble’ and what do professional bodies ...
by Emily Foster, RD.
It is exciting to see the plethora of places a dietitian can work in 2018 and I suspect it will continue to increase at a rapid rate for years to come. In 2016, 47% of countries reported a greater number of work settings for dietitians since 2012 (1 - see references ...
by Nadeen Haidar, Dietitian, Centrepoint.
How do I encourage this young person sitting in front of me to have her five a day when £5 is all she has to spend on food, clothes, phone bills and transport this week? How do I convince this young person that his insomnia has something ...
March blog chairman
It’s wonderful to see how active our Groups and Branches are around the UK and I have noticed how many now use social media like Twitter to notify us of forthcoming events quite early on in their calendars. For me this is a great opportunity to request a time slot so that ...
That was the Week that was…
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda or Happy New Year! Apologies for the lateness of the greeting but I have been away over New Year which meant having to take the Christmas decorations down very early, the place looked so bare and very odd especially as houses all around ...
At what point is it no longer necessary to wish someone a happy new year? It is still January so I take the view that my first blog of 2018 should open with the greeting as I do wish everyone a happy 2018!Indeed, as I reflected on what is to come this year, I thought that maybe one blog will not ...
As usual, the BDA's top 5 worst celeb diets press release received huge coverage. It is often what the media, and the public, crave. It was also excellently crafted by our media experts based on science and evidence. As you would expect! But, as usual, it attracts negative comments across social ...
Everyone recognises greatness and excellence. So why, as a nation, are we so shy about celebrating or advertising it? Natural British reserve or stiff upper lip comes into play while our cousins across the pond have no qualms about shouting about their successes. So, here is the opportunity to ...
Having avoided a split infinitive (!) I thought it timely to use my blog to talk a little bit more about the BDA’s decision to take on much of the work delivered by the Children’s Food Trust following its closure this summer. We were sad to hear about the closure of the Trust which ...
Strut your Stuff
I confess to being a dyed in the wool ‘Strictly’ fan. Each year the programme reaches new heights in glitz, glamour and creative choreography. Professional dancers and their students alike twirl across the dance floor with varying degrees of flair. Yet all exhibit ...
Glass half full
Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty person? I have always regarded myself as the former and as such, a lifelong optimist. Some of my friends are definitely the complete opposite and we get on just fine accepting each other’s view on the world though not ...