Flour power and folic acid fortification

Dietitian and freelance nutrition writer Ursula Arens discusses folic acid fortification in flour amid proposed amendments to The Bread and Flour Regulations.

Black History Month: The BDA Trade Union looks at what happens post-BHM

Equality is at the heart of trade unionism. We celebrate the role of Black trade unionists as members, representatives, and leaders of the trade union movement. And, we also recognise the contribution trade unions have had in furthering the cause of racial justice. But, critically, we know the work isn’t over.

Black History Month: Tosin Ogunbiyi

Tosin Ogunbiyi is a mature student with a Nigerian heritage who is passionate about helping all students, especially those from minoritised groups, have a better experience of university and placement into working life. She shares what Black History Month means to her, and how the Dietetic profession as a whole can celebrate and learn during the month, and beyond.

Why do we go to conference?

Our Public Affairs and Policy Manager Dominic Armstrong fills us in on the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences and what they mean for BDA members.

Developing the workforce through education

Stephanie Thomason explains how the BDA Education & Professional Practice team is supporting learners, higher education institutes and practice educators across all four nations.

Christine Brown appointed new Scotland Board Chair

Christine, who retired from practice in March after a 42-year career, will chair the first board meeting of her three-year tenure in November.

Black History Month: Oluwatobi Orire

Oluwatobi Orire has worked as a dietitian for five years and currently works as a Nutrition Support Dietitian at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. She is extremely proud to be a Black Dietitian and as part of Black History Month she has written a piece to celebrate Black culture and diversity within the Dietetic workforce.

WATCH: Dietitians discuss significance of Black History Month

Registered Dietitians Ellouise Simpson and Ellie Claxton sat down to discuss what Black History Month means to them and the Dietetic profession, the meaning behind this year's theme (Time for Change: Action Not Words) and ways everybody can get involved in celebrating this month - and beyond.

BDA celebrates Black History Month 2022

The theme for Black History Month 2022 is “Time for Change: Action not Words”.

The importance of personalised health resources

Louise Pritchard, BDA Chief Operating Officer, has joined Nutrition and Diet Resources UK as a Director and Trustee. In this blog she explains why she has joined the Board and why she is passionate about personalised resources across health and social care.

Dietetics in avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Sian Taylor describes how an ARFID Special Interest Group went about the process of writing a BDA Position Statement on the condition.

Ellen Morgan elected as BDA Student Rep 2022/23

Ellen Morgan is a Dietetics student at University of Plymouth and has been elected as the BDA Student Rep for 2022/23. We asked her a few questions around why she applied for the role and how she hopes to champion the voice of Dietetic students in the next year.

My experience as a student member on the CCSG Committee

Find out what it's like being a volunteer in the Critical Care Group (CCSG) with this blog post from Lucy Walton, who is currently a student member of the CCSG.

BDA Renal Nutrition Group – the early years

As the BDA’s oldest specialist group celebrates its golden anniversary, Marianne Vennegoor and Barbara Engel look back at its formation.

What is Sustainable September?

BDA Sustainable Diets Specialist Group committee member Rosa Holt explains why this annual campaign around sustainability is so important.

Supporting a children’s nursery in the transition towards a more plant-based menu

Freelance Dietitian Ailsa McHardy discusses how she set up a plant-based menu at a children's nursery in Essex.

What's it like being on placement?

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

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.

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.

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