2021 Research Symposium showcases new dietetic research

Dietitians, dietetic students and researchers showcased their research through 11 different streams at the 2021 Research Symposium, with 60 abstracts being presented throughout the day.

BDA Fellowship awardee: Fiona Huffer

Fiona Huffer is the Chief Allied Health Professional at West Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership. Fiona was awarded a BDA Fellowship in 2021.

NHS Pension Scheme (Scotland) Advisory Board McCLoud Remedy Update

Consultation Response - NI Food Strategy Framework

BDA Northern Ireland Board's submission to the NI Department of Health consultation on a new Food Strategy Framework.

Position on Article 12c of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation

Joint Association for Nutrition (AfN) and BDA position regarding Article 12c of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation.

BDA Fellow Professor Kevin Whelan appointed to government nutrition advisory committee

Fellow of the British Dietetic Association, Professor Kevin Whelan, has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).

5-step road map to practice for First Contact Dietitians

Health Education England (HEE) with support from the BDA have produced a Roadmap to Practice for first contact dietitians (FCDs). This follows on from dietitians (along with other AHP colleagues) being added to the GP contract in 2020.

Connected eating principles in diabetes care

Steffie ElHassan, Louise Salsbury, Gilly Hopper address the use of including connected eating principles in diabetes care for families living with Type 1 diabetes.

Commercial gut microbiome testing

Members of the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel offer advice on how to support patients using commercial microbiome test kits.

BDA 2020/21 award winners announced

BDA members' successes and achievements were celebrated at the 2020/21 BDA Virtual Awards.

BDA Fellowship awardee: Alison Smith

Alison was awarded a Fellowship in 2021 and we asked her what it means to have been awarded, why she became a dietitian and her advice for future dietitians.

BDA Ibex awardee: Anna Julian

Anna Julian, Advanced Specialist Dietitian in Medical and Gastroenterology Services at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, was awarded the Ibex in 2021.

BDA Ibex awardee: Rhys White

Rhys White, Acting Head of Nutrition and Dietetics at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded an Ibex in 2021, which is an honour for Professional Achievement. 

BDA Fellowship awardee: Maxine Cartz

Maxine Cartz is a Dietitian for Medirest, the Healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland who was awarded a BDA Fellowship in 2021.

NHS Scotland - Annual Leave Buyback and Carry Over 2021-22

Launch of BDA Practice Toolkit: The Use of Blended Diet with Enteral Feeding Tubes

The new Practice Toolkit has been developed to help tube fed individuals and their families to receive effective, equitable and quality care. Dietitians who are new to blended diet will be able to use this Practice Toolkit as a starting reference.

Weight management for people with learning disabilities

The BDA Mental Health Specialist Interest Group has been working with the Public Affairs team to conduct a roundtable to highlight issues, perspective and challenges regarding weight management in the learning disabilities population

Healthy Eating for African and Caribbean Individuals

Eating well doesn’t mean you have to give up on your cultural or favourite foods - it is about enjoying these in moderation and as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

BDA Fellowship awardee: Sian Porter

Sian Porter, Freelance Consultant Dietitian (Mole Communications), was awarded a BDA Fellowship in 2020 for her achievements in dietetics. 

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

October is Black History Month in the UK. Our Chair, Caroline Bovey, discusses why it's important and how we're celebrating it this year.