The importance of personalised health resources

Louise Pritchard, BDA Chief Operating Officer, has joined Nutrition and Diet Resources UK as a Director and Trustee. In this blog she explains why she has joined the Board and why she is passionate about personalised resources across health and social care.

Dietetics in avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Sian Taylor describes how an ARFID Special Interest Group went about the process of writing a BDA Position Statement on the condition.

Ellen Morgan elected as BDA Student Rep 2022/23

Ellen Morgan is a Dietetics student at University of Plymouth and has been elected as the BDA Student Rep for 2022/23. We asked her a few questions around why she applied for the role and how she hopes to champion the voice of Dietetic students in the next year.

My experience as a student member on the CCSG Committee

Find out what it's like being a volunteer in the Critical Care Group (CCSG) with this blog post from Lucy Walton, who is currently a student member of the CCSG.

BDA Renal Nutrition Group – the early years

As the BDA’s oldest specialist group celebrates its golden anniversary, Marianne Vennegoor and Barbara Engel look back at its formation.

What is Sustainable September?

BDA Sustainable Diets Specialist Group committee member Rosa Holt explains why this annual campaign around sustainability is so important.

Supporting a children’s nursery in the transition towards a more plant-based menu

Freelance Dietitian Ailsa McHardy discusses how she set up a plant-based menu at a children's nursery in Essex.

What's it like being on placement?

MSc Dietetics student, Caoimhe Lennon gives us an insight into her experiences on B placement.

The role of the sports dietitian at a major games

As Birmingham gears up for the Commonwealth Games, Sharon Madigan uses her experience at the Tokyo Olympics to give an insight into what sports dietitians can expect.

It’s all in the preparation

This summer’s Commonwealth Games will be Eoghan Hickey’s first taste of a major Games with Wales.

Fuelling Northern Ireland hopes at Commonwealth Games

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, SENR Executive Support Consultant Dr Alan Kennedy, spoke with Sport Northern Ireland Performance Nutritionist Dr Julia Bone, learning about her extraordinary career journey to date and her approach to the nutritional management of her competing athletes.

Cooking the Commonwealth

The Cook the Commonwealth project builds on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as a platform to celebrate the cultural diets and food of member countries. A group of BDA members have contributed to the exciting project, testing and tweaking recipes across the Commonwealth regions.

Gallery and round-up: BDA Awards 2022

The first in-person BDA Awards since 2019 took place last week as the Dietetic community celebrated BDA members' great successes and achievements within Dietetics over the past year. Check out the photos and find out the winners of this year's awards.

Working as a Dietitian in industry

As part of Dietitians Week, Benecol's UK Healthcare Professional Marketing Manager Corrine Toyn shares a day in the life of a Dietitian working in industry.

Ready, Steady, Blend - Now it’s your turn!

The BDA and Wiltshire Farm Foods have partnered up to deliver a video that centres around the challenges of at home texture modification of meals.

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.

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.

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.

Nutrition and hydration and the MDT

This piece highlights the potential for placements ‘outside the norm’ and the importance of multidisciplinary working in delivering nutrition and hydration interventions.

Ready Steady Blend

An exciting new activity with Wiltshire Farm Foods to produce an engaging video demonstrating considerations around cooking up meals to the correct texture, nutrition & consistency for people who need softer foods.

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