Returning to practice: a boost for patient care and the workforce

Nichola Williams explores the challenges and opportunities facing dietitians looking to return to practice

Capturing dietetic outcomes using the Model and Process

We all know how essential it is that dietitians prove their worth. But how can we prove our effectiveness in a systematic and straightforward way? Sue Perry shows how using a standardised process such as the Model and Process for Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (M&P) is a great starting point

Avocados – icon or enemy?

The tropical fruit has become a weapon of culture wars. Annabel van Griethuysen balances the nutritional advantages with the environmental cost of producing them.

Head of Nutrition at the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is celebrating success

In her first season in the role, Emma, a SENR Practitioner Registrant, has overseen the performance nutrition service to Triple Crown and Grand Slam winning Senior and U20 Men's squads.

Supporting colleagues and patients in Ramadan

As the doors of Ramadan are set to open, many Muslims across the United Kingdom and worldwide are preparing for the 30-day continuous fasting month. Ines Jabir gives advice on how to support colleagues and patients who might be observing Ramadan.

Data-driven dietetics

Rebecca Fisher and Alison Smith introduce improved categorisation in the ePACT2 primary care prescribing data platform.

Obesity: the bigger picture

In this blog, Dietitian Vanessa Osborne takes a look at the topic of obesity and the health complications that are connected to the disease.

Advanced practice opportunities

An NHS initiative to support workforce shortfalls and help meet rising demands on healthcare is leading to opportunities for dietitians across all four nations

Supporting the health and nutrition of LGBT+ people through better curricular provision in higher education

Roza Jozefowicz considers how dietitians can promote health among LGBT+ people.

Students doing brilliant things: Rowena Kelly

Rowena Kelly shares her student volunteering experience as part of the BDA South East Branch.

Students doing brilliant things: Lucy Walton

Lucy Walton explains what she has learned during her experience volunteering on the BDA Critical Care Specialist Group committee.

What's it like working in a prison?

Francesca Allsop is a Registered Dietitian who works in the UK’s largest prison, HMP Berwyn in Wrexham. She discusses her role and how she got into working in a prison environment.

Students doing brilliant things: Avani Keshwalla

Avani Keshwalla discusses her student volunteering experience as part of the BDA North West and North Wales Branch.

Students doing brilliant things: Ellen Morgan

Ellen Morgan shares her unique experience volunteering as the BDA Student Representative.

Gut health and sports nutrition

Sports dietitian Sarah Chantler explains the importance of gut health in high-performance sport.

Students doing brilliant things: Selena Evans

It’s Student Volunteering Week! To celebrate we are sharing a special series of blogs that showcase the difference our student members make to our Group and Branch network, as well as highlight our latest volunteering opportunities.

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. 

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