BDA condemns Government U-turn on restricting unhealthy food promotions

The BDA has joined other organisations in calling on the Government to reconsider withdrawing its promise to restrict promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) later this year.

Liz Stockley announced as new BDA CEO

The BDA are delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Stockley as new CEO, who will join us in the summer, as current CEO Andy Burman moves on after 19 years leading the Association.

Dietetic outcome measures in Long Covid

Hannah Diskin introduces a Therapy Outcome Measure for Long Covid and invites volunteers from other dietetic services to pilot it further.

Coeliac disease and gluten-free diet

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition. When someone with coeliac disease eats gluten, it causes the body’s immune system to attack and damage its own tissues. This fact sheet discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Coeliac disease.

Dietitian leading digital health transformations through Topol Digital Health Fellowship

Aaron Boysen is the first Dietitian to have been awarded a NHS Topol Digital Health Fellowship and has recently started his journey through the programme. He will be sharing regular updates with us as he progresses.

Top six diet trends of 2022

With the ever-growing list of diets advertised, are there any that actually help to improve overall health and wellbeing? Reema Patel looks at some of the most popular diet trends for 2022.

BDA partners up with Barnardo’s on major food insecurity project

The BDA is playing its part in supporting families and households experiencing food insecurity by working with Barnardo’s on a new cooking skills project.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diet

Dietary changes can often help irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and sometimes simple changes are all that are needed. This Food Fact Sheet explains that dietary changes can help these symptoms.

Following a plant-based diet whilst having IBS

Many people are trying to follow a plant-based diet or increase their intake of plant-based foods for health, ethical or sustainability reasons. But can you do this if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Community Dietitian Chloe Hall, who has a special interest in Gastroenterology, explores the issue.

The social normality of alcohol consumption in students - and how we can help

Dietetic student Kyle Kennedy discusses binge drinking among students, how alcohol affects the body and how to spot the signs of alcohol misuse.

What should clinicians be aware of when supporting autistic individuals?

Dalhia Campbell is a Specialist Dietitian for Adults with a Learning Disability. She shares her advice on supporting autistic individuals from her personal and professional experience.

What are the difficulties for autistic children at mealtimes?

Registered Dietitian Hannah Whittaker discusses some of the common difficulties parents and carers of autistic children report around mealtimes - and some of the techniques to reduce anxiety.

Sport and exercise during Ramadan

Registered Dietitian and SENR board member Nusrat Kausar discusses fasting and what impact it may have on those who exercise and train whilst observing Ramadan.

Ramadan and eating disorders

Registered Dietitian Fareeha Jay discusses how fasting during Ramadan can affect those with eating disorders.

Ramadan and diet

As the start of Ramadan approaches, Registered Dietitian Carolina Frascina shares information about what Ramadan is, and how Dietitians can support their patients and colleagues during this holy month.

Oxford to overseas: a dietetic adventure

In January, Dietitian Sarah-Jane Mattinson decided to take a leap of faith and leave behind her role in Oxford for a three-year placement on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. She shares her experiences so far.

Sugar and your health

This Food Fact Sheet will help you understand how sugar may affect your health and well-being.

Nutrition and shift work

We know that the workplace influences diet with around 60% of food eaten during working hours. Shift patterns can influence eating with the potential to impact on factors such as fatigue, concentration and mood as well as on longer-term physical and mental health.

Prevention and management of pressure injuries

This fact sheet has been written to support prevention and management of pressure injuries in adults.

Long Covid and Diet

Following a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, symptoms can last for more than 12 weeks. This is called Long Covid. Symptoms vary a lot. They affect people differently and affect many different body systems. This fact sheet explains how diet can help with recovery.

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