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The implementation of The Model and Process for Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (abbreviated to ‘Model and Process’) by the dietetic workforce is crucial as it supports consistent, high quality practice with the service user at the centre of any intervention.

The purpose of the Model and Process is to describe, through the six steps, the consistent process dietitians follow in any intervention; with individuals, groups or populations, in clinical settings, public health or health promotion. It articulates the specific skills, knowledge and attributes that dietitians deploy, and the environmental factors that influence the practice of dietetics.

There is currently an introductory module to the Model and Process available on the BDA Learning zone. If you are a BDA member, please click here for access information. If you are a dietetic student, please speak to your course leader for access information. Over the next few months, we will be adding further modules for each of the six Model and Process steps.

Supporting Resources

  • The Outcomes Framework follows the steps of the Model and Process and can be downloaded and used by individuals and departments as a tool to collect and collate outcome data.
  • Standardised Language (click the Terminology tab) ensures the consistent approach to the collection of data for the steps of the Model and Process.
  • An Audit Checklist to support the collection of relevant information related to the Model and Process.
  • The Electronic Model and Process Data Collection Template is an example of how you can embed Model and Process data collection into electronic notes.