Dietitians reject RCN claim that AHPs are being recruited as replacements for nurses

Following recent concerns by the Royal College of Nursing, the BDA joins other AHPs in rejecting the assertion that Allied Health Professionals (which includes dietitians) are being recruited as replacements for nurses.

Patient stories - Dietitians Week 2021

Five amazing stories which show the many ways in which dietitians help support patients and clients and make a real difference to their lives.

Day in the life of a Dietetic Assistant or Support Worker

We asked Megan Jones, the Dietetic Assistant and Dietetic Support Worker representative on our Board of Directors, to reflect on a “day in the life” of her role as both a Dietetic Assistant and on the BDA Board.

Dietetic Assistants and Support Workers Q & A

Dietetic assistants and support workers are a vital part of the dietetic team, working alongside RDs to support patients and improve services. We put some questions to three of our members to find out more about their roles and why they considered it as a career.

Dietitians sweep up at the AHA Awards

The Advancing Healthcare Awards 2021 recognised talented dietitians last month - including Joanne McKee who was named as the overall Allied Health Professionals (AHP) winner.

Eating and drinking difficulties in dementia

As we approach Nutrition and Hydration Week 14-21 June, Dove Yu from the BDA’s Older People Specialist Group looks at the particular challenges facing patients with dementia.

Vegan and thriving – two years on

Andrea Rymer shares her experience working as a dietitian at The Vegan Society, and explores some developments in the organisation’s Vegan and Thriving health and nutrition campaign.

Inspiring future dietitians

A new BDA project to inspire young people about dietetics.

Working as the Dietitian for a fast-growing food brand

Kate Twine RD, Dietitian at Oatly UK, writes about her experience of working for a fast growing food business.

Cultural Diets and the need for diversity in dietetics

With one of the themes for this year’s Dietitians Week celebrating the diversity of the dietetic profession, Anjanee Kohli reflects on the backgrounds and experiences of our colleagues.

Processed foods - overly broad and ill-defined

Fundamentally, the BDA believes that looking at the nutritional profile of a food is more helpful than simply whether it is ‘processed’ or even ‘ultra-processed’.

BDA Statement: Social media boycott

The BDA stands with our members, alongside our colleagues in the health, sport, association and trade union sectors, in challenging racist abuse online.

BDA urges employers to recognise the value of allied health professional support workers

The statement calls for UK-wide career development and progression frameworks for AHP support workers

Iodine: The debate around fortification

Representatives from the Food and Drink Federation, the Vegan Society and the BDA address issues around iodine food fortification.

Caution advised with low histamine diets for Long Covid

Elaine Anderson RD, Freelance and NHS Dietitian, discusses the low histamine diet, whether it can help alleviate Long Covid symptoms and why you should get support from a dietitian.

Free talks to share how nutrition can aid COVID-19 recovery

As the UK addresses ‘living with COVID’ post lockdown, a series of free talks is taking place to share advice on the best nutrition to aid recovery. Hosted by the University of Plymouth, thanks to funding from the British Dietetic Association, the talks are open to everyone and particularly aimed at people who have or are living with the effects of COVID-19, and their carers.

Public Health England offers free physical activity training

PHE is offering free online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals to support them in explaining the benefits of physical activity to patients.

Global recognition that COVID-19 is airborne shows UK is lagging behind

Infection control guidance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provision are out of date and are placing health and care staff at risk, an alliance of health professional bodies, Royal Colleges and trade unions said today.

Dietitians urged to respond to ACBS consultation

Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances Chair Alison Smith encourages Dietitians to respond to the ACBS consultation on the use of Oral Nutritional Supplements

A clinical update on diet and fertility

Adequate attention to diet is an important part of conception for both partners, says Lisa Simon.