Older People

Older People logoWelcome to the web pages for the BDA Older People specialist group.

The group and its members provide nutrition advice for older people, and have the following aims:

Aims

  • Bring together dietitians with an interest in the nutrition of older people.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and experience.
  • Offer advice and support to dietitians, other health professionals and carers working with older people.
  • Produce evidence based resources to promote and encourage good nutrition in older people.
  • Communicate with other special interest groups within the BDA.

Activities

Activities undertaken include:

  • Acting as an advisory body e.g. to the BDA and the NHS.
  • Continuing education for Dietitians.
  • Developing guidelines for pre-registration education for health professionals.
  • Working with the media.
  • Supporting research.
  • Building links with other agencies and voluntary organisations e.g. previous work with Help the Aged regarding writing one of their leaflets.

Join

Membership costs £20 per year and the membership year runs from March to February. To join the BDA Older People specialist group, please see the Joining a Specialist Group page.

Contact

To enquire about the group please email: olderpeople@bda.uk.com

The groups aim is to:

  • Bring together dietitians with an interest in the nutrition of older people.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, information and experience.
  • Offer advice and support to dietitians, other health professionals and carers working with older people.
  • Produce evidence based resources to promote and encourage good nutrition in older people.
  • Communicate with other special interest groups within the BDA.
  • Acting as an advisory body.
  • Continuing education for Dietitians.
  • Guidelines for pre-registration education for health professionals.
  • Working with the media.
  • Production of resources.
  • Supporting research.
  • Building links with other agencies and voluntary organisations e.g. have worked with Help the Aged to write one of their leaflets.

Join

To join the BDA Older People specialist group, please see the Joining a Specialist Group page.

Contact

To enquire about the group please email: olderpeople@bda.uk.com