The BDA is celebrating Black History Month this October. The theme is "Saluting our Sisters" and as 91% of the dietetic workforce is female this is a brilliant opportunity to highlight the work of Black female dietitians.
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.
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.
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.
Registered Dietitian Mercy Bello has picked out some of her favourite recipes that represent the Afro-Caribbean nations in the Commonwealth, which were shared as part of the Cook the Commonwealth project this summer.
Registered Dietitians Ellouise Simpson and Ellie Claxton sat down to discuss what Black History Month means to them and the Dietetic profession, the meaning behind this year's theme (Time for Change: Action Not Words) and ways everybody can get involved in celebrating this month - and beyond.
A year on from the BDA London Branch’s ‘Black Lives Matter in Dietetics’ event, we take this opportunity to reflect on the discussions and anecdotes from panellists and audience from BDA London Branch webinar.