Kyle Kennedy elected as BDA Student Rep 2023/24

A big congratulations to Glasgow Caledonian University student Kyle Kennedy, who has been elected as the new BDA Student Rep. We asked Kyle why he applied for the role and how he hopes to champion the voice of Dietetic students over the next year.

Oral nutritional supplements – a packaging minefield

Ruth Chalke, prescribing support dietitian at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, explains the challenges in improving sustainability in packaging for oral nutritional supplements, in this month’s Dietetics Today.

Let’s Get Cooking… Beans and Pulses!

Jo Lewis, Director of Partnerships at the BDA talks about a brand new project with Birmingham City Council, promoting the use of beans and pulses as part of Sustainable September.

It’s time for dietitians to upskill on sustainability, at speed

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. The BDA Sustainable Diets Group is holding an event to show what we can all do.

Fuelling Rainbows

Dr Alan Kennedy spoke to dietitian James Moran about his work with the Norwegian Men’s Cycling Team ahead of the UCI Cycling World Championships which took place this month.

Strictly sports nutrition

Dr Alan Kennedy speaks to Alissa Nehrlich about her career providing sports nutrition consultancy to professional dancers.

Meet your Bwrdd Cymru Chair

We asked Penny Doyle, our newly appointed Bwrrd Cymru Chair a few questions to find out about her and why she’s perfect to represent Welsh members.

Aspartame – safe or carcinogenic? Should dietitians recommend sweeteners?

Dr Duane Mellor takes a deeper look at aspartame, which has made the headlines in the last week as a 'possible cancer risk'.

75 years of our NHS

5 July 2023 marks 75 years of the National Health Service. We take a look at the history of dietetics in the NHS.

Celebrating the Faces of Dietetics this Dietitians Week

Thank you to everyone who got involved this Dietitians Week to make the week one of the best ever. We were blown away by the creativity of your posts and your fantastic support for the profession!

Addressing sarcopenia

Linia Patel looks at the role of nutrition in the prevention of sarcopenia.

Is cholesterol the forgotten biomarker in managing cardiovascular risk in children with type 1 diabetes?

Wendy Frost reports on an audit amongst children with type 1 diabetes carried out with the aim of identifying those who are potentially more at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Fit for the future

Aimee Davis gives an update on the progress the BDA has achieved on a range of projects implemented as a result of funding from Health Education England

Using the BDA Model and Process and Standardised Language Terms to capture Dietetic Outcomes

NHS Tayside Weight Management Service launches a series of short films for patients

This week we’re celebrating Dietitians Week and in this blog, we recognise the work of NHS Tayside Weight Management Services, who have developed their first-ever NHS Tayside bespoke educational support videos for their patients.

Medical ketogenic diets

Ketogenic diets are well established in the treatment of children with drug-resistant epilepsy, and the evidence base is growing in their use with other conditions. Natasha Schoeler looks at how they can be used.

Case Study - Primary Care Network Dietitians in Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT

Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) provides opportunities for AHPs to develop advanced practice roles whilst showcasing their capabilities and reducing the burden on GPs.

Returning to practice: a boost for patient care and the workforce

Nichola Williams explores the challenges and opportunities facing dietitians looking to return to practice

Capturing dietetic outcomes using the Model and Process

We all know how essential it is that dietitians prove their worth. But how can we prove our effectiveness in a systematic and straightforward way? Sue Perry shows how using a standardised process such as the Model and Process for Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (M&P) is a great starting point

Avocados – icon or enemy?

The tropical fruit has become a weapon of culture wars. Annabel van Griethuysen balances the nutritional advantages with the environmental cost of producing them.

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