What's it like to volunteer for a specialist group?

Chloé McMurray and Lisa Corrigan describe how volunteering with the BDA Critical Care Specialist Group as Social Media Officers is helping the group to reach new audiences.

BDA increases membership fees for 2023/24 - what this means to you

BDA Board of Directors has approved the membership fees for the coming financial year commencing 1 March 2023. This includes a small increase on the 2022 fees; here is why your Board came to this decision and what it means to you as a member.

Could you join our England Board?

We’re excited to announce that the BDA’s England Board is recruiting three new members. Learn more about what this role entails and the experiences of its members.

How can a dietitian help support those with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

Dietitian Chloe Hall looks at Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), how it can be treated and how a dietitian can help. 

SENR Registrants do extraordinary things...

SENR Registrant James Moran utilised his skills and knowledge for an altogether different purpose than helping pro cyclists to maximise their performance - he helped fuel Kevin Sinfield's "Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge".

The future of the UK food environment, an aligned approach

KIND®, in partnership with the BDA, hosted a roundtable to bring together a diverse group of experts to share insights on the current food landscape, discuss policies that encourage healthy eating, and identify opportunities to support the UK population increase consumption of recommended foods to meet dietary guidelines.

Research Symposium 2022 is a success!

The BDA Research Symposium returned in person for the first time since 2019 on Wednesday 7 December, with over 130 delegates joining us for our annual event showcasing the breadth of research across dietetics.

Why 30+ year olds need to focus on lowering their cholesterol levels... the lived experience with the UCLP

Juliette Kellow RD looks at HEART UK's Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© .

Gut health – raising the awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Anna Pettit explains how she has seen an increase in complex gut conditions in her caseload.

Five practice-based learning (placement) tips for RD2Bs

Practice-based learning (placement) can be a stressful, but amazing time. There can be a lot of pressure to achieve and be the best but at the end of the day we’re only students and here to learn! Here are a few tips I’ve learnt from my practice-based learning (B placement) to help things run a little more smoothly and spend more time enjoying than stressing!

A day in the life of a First Contact Dietitian

In this article, we hear what a day might look like as a First Contact Dietitian.

Volunteering in Dietetics as a student

Jean Langford is in her first year studying Dietetics after a career change. She shares how volunteering has helped her to understand more about being a Dietitian and working with other healthcare professionals.

WATCH: Dietitians’ views from a visit to natural source waters sites

The BDA has had a partnership with the Natural Source Waters Association since 2017. This summer, we invited seven dietitians to visit two of their members with us – Nestlé Waters in Derbyshire and Brecon Carreg in South Wales.

Flour power and folic acid fortification

Dietitian and freelance nutrition writer Ursula Arens discusses folic acid fortification in flour amid proposed amendments to The Bread and Flour Regulations.

Black History Month: The BDA Trade Union looks at what happens post-BHM

Equality is at the heart of trade unionism. We celebrate the role of Black trade unionists as members, representatives, and leaders of the trade union movement. And, we also recognise the contribution trade unions have had in furthering the cause of racial justice. But, critically, we know the work isn’t over.

Black History Month: Tosin Ogunbiyi

Tosin Ogunbiyi is a mature student with a Nigerian heritage who is passionate about helping all students, especially those from minoritised groups, have a better experience of university and placement into working life. She shares what Black History Month means to her, and how the Dietetic profession as a whole can celebrate and learn during the month, and beyond.

Why do we go to conference?

Our Public Affairs and Policy Manager Dominic Armstrong fills us in on the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences and what they mean for BDA members.

Developing the workforce through education

Stephanie Thomason explains how the BDA Education & Professional Practice team is supporting learners, higher education institutes and practice educators across all four nations.

Christine Brown appointed new Scotland Board Chair

Christine, who retired from practice in March after a 42-year career, will chair the first board meeting of her three-year tenure in November.

Black History Month: Oluwatobi Orire

Oluwatobi Orire has worked as a dietitian for five years and currently works as a Nutrition Support Dietitian at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. She is extremely proud to be a Black Dietitian and as part of Black History Month she has written a piece to celebrate Black culture and diversity within the Dietetic workforce.

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