The World’s First Dietitians Week to be Launched by the BDA

The World’s First Dietitians Week to be Launched by the BDA

02 June 2014

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is proud to announce the launch of the world’s very first Dietitians Week!

Dietitians Week 2014 logoDietitians Week, organised by the BDA, runs over the week commencing 9th June 2014 and, in addition to events being organised by the BDA, BDA members are running well in excess of 200 individual events around the UK from the country of Devon to the Isles of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides (in addition to events happening around the globe)!  Dietitians Week is the world’s first awareness week that profiles to work and value of dietitians.  A full list of Dietitians Week events can be found at www.DietitiansWeek.com/Events.

The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association for registered dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 7,500 members.  The BDA is also an active trade union.

Speaking about the world’s first Dietitians Week, the Chairman of the BDA, Siân O’Shea, commented:

“The BDA is proud to be launching the world’s first awareness week to celebrate the excellent work of dietitians and their teams in the UK.

Dietitians Week is a unique platform to highlight the value and worth of dietitians and the impact we have on the lives of millions of people each and every day.”

Adding his voice of support, the Chief Executive of the BDA, Andy Burman added:

“The response we have had in the run up to Dietitians Week has blown us all away.  We produced campaign packs for dietitians to hold events at a local level and, to date, more than 200 local events are taking place to promote Dietitians Week.  From

Cornwall to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, events are taking place all across the UK.  We have even been in contact with dietitians around the globe and events are also taking place in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Bali!

Dietitians Week has been an ambitious project for the BDA and we look forward to this amazing awareness week with great anticipation.”

More information can be found at www.DietitiansWeek.com.

ENDS

For more information / interview requests,
please contact Steven Jenkins the BDA Press Office on:

0800 048 1714

 

Notes to the Editor:

  • Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
  • Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, Non-Government Organisations and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals.
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