British Dietetic Association Media Spokesperson of the Year Announced10 June 2015
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is pleased to announce that dietitian and BDA members, Priya Tew, has been named BDA Media Spokesperson 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 www.DietitiansWeek.com.
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.
Speaking about being awarded this honour, BDA Media Spokesperson of the Year, Priya Tew, said:
“Finding out that I had been awarded BDA Media Spokesperson of the Year completely blew me away. It was a complete surprise. For me, working with the media is a normal and essential part of my working life. If we want to get the right messages out there, then we have to be willing to do that job ourselves. Talking to journalists and preparing quotes for articles is a great way to influence the public in a positive way.
“I am very honoured to receive this award. I see it as a great acknowledgement of all the hours of voluntary work that many dietitians undertake with the media each year. Let’s keep on getting the message out there and take it event further. Get on local radio, make contact with journalists and be the one they talk to about nutrition and health.”
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Notes to the Editor:
- Visit the BDA website at www.bda.uk.com.
- 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.