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.
Five amazing stories which show the many ways in which dietitians help support patients and clients and make a real difference to their lives.
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 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.
The Advancing Healthcare Awards 2021 recognised talented dietitians last month - including Joanne McKee who was named as the overall Allied Health Professionals (AHP) winner.
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.
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.
A new BDA project to inspire young people about dietetics.
Kate Twine RD, Dietitian at Oatly UK, writes about her experience of working for a fast growing food business.
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.
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’.
The BDA stands with our members, alongside our colleagues in the health, sport, association and trade union sectors, in challenging racist abuse online.
The statement calls for UK-wide career development and progression frameworks for AHP support workers
Representatives from the Food and Drink Federation, the Vegan Society and the BDA address issues around iodine food fortification.
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.
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.
PHE is offering free online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals to support them in explaining the benefits of physical activity to patients.
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.
Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances Chair Alison Smith encourages Dietitians to respond to the ACBS consultation on the use of Oral Nutritional Supplements
Adequate attention to diet is an important part of conception for both partners, says Lisa Simon.