British Dietetic Association Branch of the Year Announced

British Dietetic Association Branch of the Year Announced

09 June 2015

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is pleased to announce that the BDA Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch has been named BDA Branch of the Year.

The announcement is being made during Dietitians Week (8-12 June 2015) which is organised by the BDA and is a week the highlights and celebrates the work of the dietetic profession and the impact it has on the health of the nation.  For more information about Dietitians Week, please go to

The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 8,000 members.  The BDA is also an active trade union.

The purpose of a BDA Branch is:

  • To provide opportunities for networking with a variety of members from different disciplines and organisations;
  • To provide educational updates or discussion forums on non specialist clinical/professional issues of general interest;
  • Promote the role of the BDA in the region, including recruitment and retention of members – especially students;
  • To facilitate cross-departmental collaboration on local/regional projects;
  • To provide two-way communication between the BDA and members within that region;
  • To provide an opportunity for CPD;
  • To provide a link with regional Specialist subgroups.

Speaking about being awarded this honour, Acting Chairman of the Glasgow & West of Scotland Brand, Alison Chrystal, said:

"On behalf of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Committee I’d like to say a huge thank you. As a Committee we do our best to put on interesting and innovative branch meetings for our members and keep them up to date with developments in the dietetic and BDA world. A huge thank you to all of the branch members who attend our meetings, a vital part of keeping the branch going. It will be fantastic to look forward to the rest of 2015, as Branch of the Year, with our branch aiming to continue its good work with and for the dietitians in the West of Scotland."

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Notes to the Editor:

  • Visit the BDA website at
  • 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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