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We showcase and highlight the range of volunteer roles and activities our members undertake, and say thank you for the fantastic contribution they make to advancing the profession in our monthly Volunteer Corner section of the official BDA member magazine Dietetics Today.

"I'm so proud to be a dietitian, and the idea of a 'team of spokespeople' promoting their profession in the media was really appealing to me."

Aisling Pigott BDA Media Spokesperson 

“I have widened my understanding of dietitians and how we work at different levels across the BDA to try to make a difference to our patients.” 

Nusrat Kausar, BDA Yorkshire Branch committee member

"The future of our profession lies in the hands of our members as much as it does the hands of the politicians and the health leaders"

Caroline Bovey BDA Chair, previous Chair of Wales Board and Trade Union Rep

“Any media that I have featured in that is educational and raises the profile of dietitians is an achievement” 

Anna Daniels, BDA Media Spokesperson

"Following BDA Live, I enjoyed volunteering at events so much that I offered my time again and received further opportunities to volunteer and support the BDA at external events" 

Hannah Hartnett, BDA student event volunteer

"I think some members probably think these BDA specialist group committees are intimidating, or that they’re not ‘expert enough’ to make a contribution, which is complete rubbish. They’re a great place to learn and network and, even if you’re just starting out, you always have something worthwhile to contribute." 

Paul McArdle, Specialist Group Committee Member

"Getting involved with PEN as a reviewer is a great opportunity to review the literature in a particular area, share experiences with Dietitians in other countries and expand your network of colleagues." 

Jen Carroll, Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) System Reviewer