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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:

7 August: Dr Linia Patel spoke to the Mail on Sunday about protein intake.

6 August: Helen Bond spoke to the Scottish Sun about the minute by minute effects a curry can have on the body. 

3 August: BDA figures were used in an article on Science Focus about gut microbiomes not getting enough fibre.

3 August: Dr Megan Rossi was on ITV’s Lorraine talking about gut health.

2 August: Dr Duane Mellor spoke to the Mail Online about his views on research showing how eating Jarlsberg increased levels of Vitamin K2. 

His comment was also featured on MSN UK. 

1 August: Dr Megan Rossi spoke to the Telegraph about increasing gut microbe diversity. 

1 August: Aisling Piggott commented on an article in The Daily Telegraph about hospitalisations being up by 50% for vitamin D deficiency. (In Print)

31 July: Dr Megan Rossi explained the importance of opting for nutrient-dense foods when trying to lose weight for Mail Online.

31 July: Dr Linia Patel spoke to BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme about recommended protein intakes.

29 July: Linia also shared the importance of regulating blood sugar levels to keep energy levels consistent for BBC Food.

29 July: Sioned Quirke spoke to Wales News Online about how people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of diabetes.

27 July: Helen Bond explained the impact foods such as cake have on the body with BBC Bristol (3h23).

20 July: Dr Duane Mellor discussed whether adding warning labels on snacks such as chocolate is a good idea for Mail Online.

19 July: Duane also discussed the impact ice lollies have on cooling down the body for Mail Online.

19 July: Duane also spoke to the Guardian about school dinners and children’s lunchtime habits.

19 July: Duane shared his expert view on whether preserving stool samples can help to prevent future illnesses for the Mail Online.

19 July: Rebecca McManamon spoke to The Times about how an increase in calories affects weight gain.

18 July: Nichola Ludlam-Raine discussed the importance of reducing calories sensibly when trying to lose weight in Men's Fitness.

16 July: Rebecca McManamon spoke about the importance of following the recommended daily intake of supplements in The Times.

14 July: Dr Linia Patel looked at whether cheaper cuts of meat can still provide good nutrition for BBC Food.

11 July: Helen Bond spoke about the importance of vitamin D and sunlight in The Telegraph.

11 July: Amid wedding season, Helen also warned about the dangers of crash diets in OK.

11 July: Dr Duane Mellor gave advice about eating healthily during BBQs in the Mail Online.

11 July: Duane also spoke about a study linking sunlight to weight gain which featured in the Mail Online and the Guardian.

9 July: Bahee Van de Bor spoke to The Times about iron deficiency.

7 July: Dr Duane Mellor spoke about the recommended intake of vitamin D in the Telegraph.

7 July: Laura Tilt discussed foods that can help with hydration intake in Stylist.

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.

 

COVID-19

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.

Nutrients

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.

Research

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.

Obesity

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