Falling in love with food again – addressing common IBS pitfalls

April is IBS Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on the difficulties many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers experience on their journey to symptom resolution and how we can better help them as dietitians.

Challenging cancer diets myths

Victoria Nelson and Rhian Collins from the BDA Oncology Specialist Group discuss the complexity around diet myths and cancer.

AGP Alliance Statement - Recognition of the role of airborne transmission

The AGP Alliance welcomes the UK Government’s latest public information campaign which recognises the airborne spread of COVID-19 and the importance of ventilation and meeting outdoors

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921 - 2021

The BDA offers its sincere condolences to our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, following the sad news of the loss of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip.

A year in the making – Sustainable Food ABC Cookbook

Douglas Livingston, RD2B at GCU and part of the team behind Sustainable Food ABC, describes how they came to develop their recently launched sustainable cookbook.

Low histamine diets and Long Covid

A short guidance document from the BDA Food Allergy Specialist Group regarding Low histamine diets and their possible role in "Long Covid".

Hydration matters

Access graphics created by the BDA Older People Specialist Group about the importance of hydration, how to spot dehydration and what the consequences might be.

Feeling bunged up? Don’t let poo be a taboo

Opening your bowels is a normal bodily function and something that each and every one of us does - so let’s chat about constipation.

Government must “reconsider urgently” 1% NHS pay proposal, all health unions tell PM

NHS staff in the rest of the UK will be “bewildered” as they contrast ​the pay offer in Scotland with plans for the rest of the UK, the 14 NHS unions have told the Prime Minister.

Update on NHS Scotland pay negotiations 2021

Negotiations have now concluded as the Scottish government enters the pre-election period and an offer has been made.

Brexit; far from done

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey writes about how the after-effects of Brexit and what they might mean for food and dietetics

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A new guide for care homes

BDA Older People Specialist Group Chair Vittoria Romano writes about the newly published guidance for Care Providers on the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework

Consultation Response - Northern Ireland Mental Health Strategy 2021-31

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

Consultation Response - Northern Ireland Programme for Government Framework

BDA Northern Ireland Board response to the Programme for Government Framework Consultation, issued by the Northern Ireland Executive.

From the boardroom to the classroom

A successful intervention into her crippling IBS was the trigger that led Judith Bamford to leave her high-flying PR career to start all over again in dietetics.

BDA endorses newly updated guidance on eating and drinking difficulties

Newly updated nutrition and hydration guidance from the Royal College of Physicians has been published, with a particular focus on supporting people towards the end of life.

ARFID: Help, my child won’t eat

Rosan Meyer and Luise Marino introduce the topic of avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

Dietitians union condemns government recommendation for 1% NHS pay award

BDA Trade Union Director, Annette Mansell-Green condemns government's recommendation of a paltry 1% pay increase for NHS staff, announced 4 March 2021.

Dietitians respond to announcement of £100mil for obesity support

The British Dietetic Association has today welcomed government’s announcement of additional funding for obesity services in England but cautioned that we need to see services run by experts and that people of every age in every area of the country should be able to access the support they need.   

We want to talk about sex

Data that is disaggregated for sex and other characteristics is vital for accurate research, say Angela Madden, Caroline Bovey and Linda Wedlake.

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