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We work with journalists at all major outlets to answer nutrition questions with sound advice based on the latest evidence. Find out where we have been in the media lately. 

Most recent coverage:

15 Mar: Duane Mellor spoke to Nutrition Insight about the mediterranean diet being linked to lower dementia risk. Also featured on the Guardian Online. 

14 Mar: Duane Mellor also spoke to The Times about the drug Semaglutide being available. 

13 Mar: Aisling Pigott was interviewed for the Daily Telegraph about the surprising habits stopping you losing weight.

11 Mar: Lynne Garton spoke about heart healthy lunches in the Express. 

10 Mar: Duane Mellor and Adrian Brown contributed to a piece in the Daily Mail, which was subsequently covered in The Times, The Daily Express and discussed on GB News, Talk Radio and This Morning, talking about the BDA's weight stigma guidelines. 

10 Mar: Laura Tilt contributed to an article on gut health and hormones with Stylist. 

10 Mar: Aisling Pigott spoke about the benefits of cards for Stylist. 

10 Mar: Priya Tew spoke to The Independent about the importance of breakfast. Also featured in The Sun and The Express. 

8 Mar: Linia Patel was interviewed by The Times about artificial sweeteners. 

6 Mar: Megan Rossi spoke about eating yourself happy with the Mail Online. 

4 Mar: Bahee Van de Bor gave tips to the The Times on nutrition to help concentration. 

2 Mar: Jodie Relf was interviewed about period pain and nutrition for the Mail Online. 

2 Mar: Megan Rossi was on The Morning answering questions about gut health and nutrition. 

2 Mar: Duane Mellor spoke about a study about ultra-processed foods causing depression with the Mail Online

1 Mar: Marcela Fiuza was interviewed for Platinum magazine about IV drips. 

28 Feb: Laura Tilt was interviewed for Women's Health about healthy takeaways. 

27 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke to New Scientist about a report that said the artificial sweetener erythritol was linked to heart attacks and strokes.

27 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke to Cosmopolitan about whether sparkling water is bad for you. 

24 Feb: Duane Mellor was interviewed for the Mail Online about the benefits of turnips and also about the best times to eat certain fruits

23 Feb: Duane Mellor commented on the 3:2 method with the Metro. 

22 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke to The Telegraph about the potential benefits of adding olive oil to coffee.

21 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke about the sugar content in pancake mixes with the Mail Online. 

21 Feb: Laura Tilt gave the best Vitamin b12 supplements for Men's Fitness as well as the best magnesium supplements. 

20 Feb: Priya Tew gave air fryer tips to Good to Know

19 Feb: Azmina Govindji spoke about the best oat milks with Women's Health. 

18 Feb: Bahee Van de Bor was interviewed by The Lancet about energy drinks and under 18s. 

17 Feb: Aisling Pigott was on BBC Radio Wales talking about multi buy deals. 

17 Feb: Helen Bond was interviewed for The Times about the secrets of staying young. 

16 Feb: Nichola Ludlam-Raine was on ITV's Tonight programme talking about improving colds and flue through diet. 

15 Feb: Megan Rossi spoke about reducing high blood pressure with certain foods with the Daily Express. 

14 Feb: Aisling Pigott was on BBC Radio Scotland talking about the availability fo obesity drugs.

14 Feb: Alison Clarke was interviewed by Stylist about drinking coffee on an empty stomach. 

13 Feb: Linia Patel was in The Times talking about men needing more fruit and vegetables. 

11 Feb: Linia Patel spoke to the Daily Express about supplements to help reduce arthritis symptoms. 

8 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke to the Mail Online about protein bars. 

5 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke to BBC Science Focus about calorie counting. 

4 Feb: Frankie Phillips gave advice on sleeping to the Mail Online. 

4 Feb: Duane Mellor spoke to The Times about processed foods and the cost to health. 

3 Feb: Catherine Rabess spoke to Stylist about the healthy habits that might be sapping energy. 

3 Feb: Frankie Phillips gave tips for what to eat during pregnancy for BBC Good Food. 

2 Feb: Laura Tilt gave advice to Men's Fitness about fibre supplements. 

1 Feb: Duane Mellor was interviewed across the BBC local radio network about charcoal teas. 

1 Feb: Nichola Ludlam-Raine was on BBC Breakfast talking about caffeine. 

1 Feb: Sammie Gill spoke to Stylist about the mistakes people make with gut health. 

Here are some examples of the types of topics our dietitians cover:

Popular Diets

Dr Duane Mellor discuses the evidence for stool-gazing in The Guardian.

Dr Frankie Phillips talks to The Times about how to get the nutrients you need if you give up meat.

Emer Delaney shares her thoughts on the health benefits of banana peel with The Telegraph.

Dr Duane Mellor talks wine and dieting with The Sunday Times.

Debra Thomas discusses the FODMAP diet with The Metro.



Catherine Rabess talked to the Times about how people recovering from COVID-19 can eat to support their recovery and overcome any risk of malnutrition.

New evidence suggests that your gut microbiome could help reduce the effect of COVID and Dr Megan Rossi shares tips on how to look after your gut health with Women's Health.

Sian Porter is helping you prepare for the return to post-lockdown life in the Times.

Helen Bond shares lockdown tips with The Express to help us look after our cholesterol levels.

Aisling Pigott and Helen Bond talk family snack in lockdown with iNews.

Healthy Eating

Bahee Van de Bor and Dr Megan Rossi are in the Times talking about why it is so important to get a good mix of fruit and veg in your diet.

Clare Thornton-Wood answered the Independent’s questions on whether mushrooms are the health booster we’re all missing.

Sian Porter discussed brain health and how food can affect health, mood and energy levels for the Daily Express.

The Sun ran a story on foods that could cause bloating, with Helen Bond providing expert guidance.

Azmina Govindji talks to Asian Voices about the small changes you can make to South-Asian diets to support your health.

Dr Megan Rossi talks to The Times about the benefits of various snacks for our gut health, as we see more and more ‘healthy’ snacks covered in salt.

Dr Duane Mellor talks about the effect of diet on stress levels with The Times.

Dr Frankie Phillips talks to the Mirror about whether leftover curry for breakfast would help with weightloss.

Catherine Rabess discusses caffeine sensitivity with Stylist.

Myth busting

Are carbs the enemy? Our spokesperson busts myths in The Times.

Alexia Dempsey talks about men and eating disorders with SL Man.

Dr Frankie Philips considers the 'raw meat diet' in the Metro.

Marcela Fiuza lets us know whether an immunity drip is necessary in the Daily Mail.

Sports Nutrition

Dr Linia Patel talked to Coach Mag about whether soy is a good source of protein for exercise-fans interested in a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Susan Short talked to Coach Mag about how much protein you really need to build muscle.

We shared concerns over the way some protein powders are marketted with BBC Newsbeat.

We discuss the potentials of veganism for athletes with The Telegraph.


Marcela Fiuza spoke to Sifted about the rise of supplements, and who should be taking them.

Catherine Rabess shares how to get enough vitamin B12 in Stylist.

Jo Greening lets The Guardian know how to increase the fibre in your diet.

Helen Bond discusses the ways sugar affects your body with Cosmopolitan.

Food Policy

Priya Tew helps Telegraph readers understand the nutritional, and monetary, value of the meagre offerings in children’s free school lockdown lunchboxes.

Newsround investigate how going hungry affects school children, including hearing from some young people who rely on free school meals. Dietitian Lucy Jones helps explain why food is so important for our bodies and our minds.

Ursula Philpot supports a crack down on pro-anorexia social posts in The Guardian.

We commented on food labelling in iNews.


Dr Duane Mellor helped readers of the i to understand the implications of a recent study suggesting that linked fried fast food to heart disease risk.

Dr Frankie Phillips responded to a study linking vegetarian and vegan diets to higher risk of stroke in The Scotsman.

Analysing Food

BDA London Chair Sophie Medlin spoke to the Mail Online about ‘healthier’ cheeses, discussing a range of products marketed as low calorie, high protein, or with added vitamins, probiotics and even charcoal.

Alexia Dempsey and Dr Duane Mellor, along with geneticist and BDA President Dr Giles Yeo help The Mail on Sunday understand the impact of the odd Christmas indulgence and investigate the nutritional (and flavour) profiles of various shops’ Christmas specials.

Helen Bond analyses various 'posh porridges' for the Daily Mail to see whether they are really healthier.

Clare Thornton-Wood comments on the saturated fat content of Subway sandwiches in The Sun

Health Conditions

Dr Duane Mellor talks to the Guardian about whether sugary drinks really increase bowel cancer risk.

We help The Express with dietary advice for rheumatoid arthritis. 

Helen Bond shares lockdown tips with The Express to help us look after our cholesterol levels.


Specialist obesity dietitian Lucy Perrow spoke to Coach Magazine about the way weight stigma increases obesity in England. 

Alexia Dempsey spoke to the Mail on Sunday about the risks and implications of adding calorie labelling to restaurant menus, particularly for those with eating disorders. 

Dr Amelia Lake and Dr Duane Mellor shared their expert opinions on whether 'Eat Out to Help Out' was undermining the national campaign to reduce obeisty with the Guardian

Dr Duane Mellor discussed the backlash against the Channel 4 show ‘How to lose a stone in 21 days’ with Yahoo.

Kirsty Barrett discussed whether focusing on calorie counting is helpful with Refinery29