Vegan and thriving – two years on

Andrea Rymer shares her experience working as a dietitian at The Vegan Society, and explores some developments in the organisation’s Vegan and Thriving health and nutrition campaign.

Eating and drinking difficulties in dementia

As we approach Nutrition and Hydration Week 14-21 June, Dove Yu from the BDA’s Older People Specialist Group looks at the particular challenges facing patients with dementia.

Cultural Diets and the need for diversity in dietetics

With one of the themes for this year’s Dietitians Week celebrating the diversity of the dietetic profession, Anjanee Kohli reflects on the backgrounds and experiences of our colleagues.

Iodine: The debate around fortification

Representatives from the Food and Drink Federation, the Vegan Society and the BDA address issues around iodine food fortification.

A clinical update on diet and fertility

Adequate attention to diet is an important part of conception for both partners, says Lisa Simon.

Coeliac Disease: an underdiagnosed condition that is on the rise worldwide

Cristian Costas Batlle looks at the challenges of getting accurate diagnosis figures for this growing condition.

Writing a symposium abstract

Judy Lawrence offers advice about writing an abstract for the BDA Research Symposium and other conferences.

Falling in love with food again – addressing common IBS pitfalls

April is IBS Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on the difficulties many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers experience on their journey to symptom resolution and how we can better help them as dietitians.

Challenging cancer diets myths

Victoria Nelson and Rhian Collins from the BDA Oncology Specialist Group discuss the complexity around diet myths and cancer.

Feeling bunged up? Don’t let poo be a taboo

Opening your bowels is a normal bodily function and something that each and every one of us does - so let’s chat about constipation.

From the boardroom to the classroom

A successful intervention into her crippling IBS was the trigger that led Judith Bamford to leave her high-flying PR career to start all over again in dietetics.

ARFID: Help, my child won’t eat

Rosan Meyer and Luise Marino introduce the topic of avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

We want to talk about sex

Data that is disaggregated for sex and other characteristics is vital for accurate research, say Angela Madden, Caroline Bovey and Linda Wedlake.

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.

The Vegan Diet - how to do it the healthier way

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

The Importance of Diversifying Healthy Eating Advice

To ensure cultural diversity and inclusivity in dietary advice, dietitians should be open to gaining more understanding of the traditional diets of different ethnic communities.

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.

Keeping active indoors

Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you remain calm and continue to protect your health when forced to stay indoors.

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.

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