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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 our BDA media spokespeople and the BDA have been in the media lately. 

Most recent coverage:

08 September 2023: Duane Mellor spoke to the MailOnline about highly processed snacks and healthy swaps. 
07 September 2023 : BDA guidance and Nichola Ludlam-Raine featured in an article in the The i paper looking at portion control. 
06 September 2023: Priya Tew and Samantha Gill were in a Which? (Online) article about probiotics and gut health.
05 September 2023: Linia Patel was in The Times (Online) discussing why taking a vitamin d supplement can combat Autumn anxiety. 
04 September 2023: Nichola Ludlam-Raine and Priya Tew contributed to an article in i news about sugary cereals. 
02 September 2023: The BDA's menopause food fact sheet was referenced in Red magazine.
31 August 2023: Aisling Pigott spoke to Women's Health (UK) (Online) about how certain deficiencies could be sabotaging your fitness goals.
30 August 2023: Lucy Jones spoke to The Independent about how nutrition can support anxiety for students starting university. 
30 August 2023: Frankie Phillips was in the discussing the mediterranean diet. 
30 August 2023: Clare Thornton-Wood was in the The Daily Telegraph talking about how healthy bread is. 
29 August 2023: Sian Porter spoke to the about how orange food can support with lowering blood pressure.
28 August 2023: Aisling Pigott was on BBC Radio Wales discussing ultra-processed foods and heart and blood pressure problems. Duane Mellor spoke to the MailOnline and Priya Tew also spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live on the topic. 

27 August 2023: Alison Clark was in The Sunday Telegraph commenting on food labelling and meals that say they have two portions. (Also featured in The Sun and The Times.)
26 August 2023: Duane Mellor spoke to MailOnline about a study that has found that there's little proof that probiotics in pills and yoghurt drinks ease IBS symptoms. 
26 August 2023: Nichola Ludlam-Raine gave advice to a reader of Insider about gaining muscle and losing fat. She also spoke about the so-called 'longevity' olive oil. 
26 August 2023: Duane Mellor spoke to Sky News (Online) about naturally occuring alcohol. 
25 August 2023: Aisling Pigott and Duane Mellor spoke about clever swaps to support weight loss with Bella magazine.   
25 August 2023: Nichola Ludlam-Raine was in i news giving tips on making pizza and curries healthier.
24 August 2023: Catherine Rabess was featured in Women's Health (UK) (Online) giving information on healthy body fat percentage. You can read the full article via Yahoo - here.    
23 August 2023: Kirsten Jackson spoke about foods to avoid if you have IBS with Cosmopolitan. You can read the article via MSN here.
22 August 2023: Duane Mellor was quoted in Insider, discussing why water is so important.
22 August 2023: Duane Mellor provided a comment for The Irish Sun talking about a study into the Mediterranean diet.
21 August 2023: Duane Mellor spoke to The Times (Online) about food claims relating to a £22 bread. 
19 August 2023: Nichola Ludlam-Raine spoke to about the Pure Healthy Diet Score. 
17 August 2023: Duane Mellor and Emer Delaney were quoted in in a piece about whether there is such a thing as a healthy chip?
17 August 2023: Laura Tilt was in Women's Health (UK) (Online)  talking about running induced IBS. 
16 August 2023: Emer Delaney wrote an article for BBC Good Food Online about the carnivore diet.
12 August 2023: Aisling Pigott was in The Irish Sun speaking about ways to live longer. 
11 August 2023:Clare Thornton-Wood  spoke to The Grocer (Online) about miracle pills sold online. 
11 August 2023: Duane Mellor was on BBC Breakfast being interviewed about glycerol in slushie drinks. 
10 August 2023: Duane Mellor also spoke to LBC News about the TikTok trend of eating ‘three carrots a day’.
09 August 2023: Aisling Pigott and Duane Mellor were quoted in BBC Good Food Online discussing full fat vs low fat.
07 August 2023: Chris Cashin was in the MailOnline discussing hydration aids. 
07 August 2023: Hannah Whittaker spoke to the about portion sizes. 

05 August 2023: Bahee Van de Bor and Linia Patel were in The Times and The Times (Online) talking about what they eat every day.
04 August 2023: The BDA was quoted in the Daily Record Online discussing food that people with diabetes should avoid to keep blood sugars low.    
04 August 2023: Kirsten Jackson and Linia Patel were featured on BBC Good Food Online discussing the topic of bloating. 
03 August: Nichola Ludlam-Raine spoke to Runner's World UK (Online) about the Lion Diet.

03 August: Aisling Pigott and Anna Groom were interviewed by Food Matters Live about the importance of teenage nutrition.
02 August: Alison Clark, Helen Bond, Aisling Pigott and Linia Patel were all featured in BBC Good Food Online talking about easy dinners.

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