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Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.

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Latest articles from BDA members

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.

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.

Stigma and inclusive language in dietetics

How do we as dietitians, dietetic assistants and students, need to change to reduce weight stigma and be inclusive with our language?

Five revision top tips for RD2Bs

Student Rep, Ellen Morgan, gives us her top five revision tips for Dietitians studying for those all-important exams!

Improving type 2 diabetes outcomes for Black communities

People from Black African origin ethnic groups are three to five times more likely than white Europeans to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus. Ellouise Simpson explains how dietitians can improve outcomes.

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.

Dietitians' top tips to eat well on a budget

With the cost of living crisis meaning that people are looking for ways to save money when shopping, the team at Dietitian Fit & Co looks at ways to eat well on a budget.

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.


Food Facts

Our Food Fact Sheets are written by dietitians to help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy.

The BDA Food Facts sheets are free for you to read, download and print for your own reference. They must not be copied to other websites: please link to this site to ensure your readers see the latest version.


Latest news

Success at Advancing Healthcare Awards in Northern Ireland

Congratulations to our Northern Ireland members who won Advancing Healthcare Awards at this year's ceremony.

Celebrating BDA members' successes in Wales

The Advancing Healthcare Awards recognise and celebrate the work of Allied Health Professionals, Healthcare Scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles, leading innovative healthcare practice across the UK. We’re thrilled that three of our members in Wales have won awards this year!

The BDA responds to Autumn Statement

What does the Autumn Statement mean for the NHS and the workforce?

Response to The Times article “Fat shaming is the only way to beat obesity crisis”

The BDA supports letter to The Times, following article that encourages stigma and discrimination towards people living with obesity.

BDA deeply concerned at 17% price hike by the HCPC on registrant fees

The HCPC is in consultation on the price rise and the BDA will be responding to share the opinion of members, that the price increase is unacceptable.

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.

New PM - Now what?

The BDA congratulates Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Prime Minister. It is vitally important as we head into this winter that the Government takes strong steps to solve the crises that our nation is facing.

Enough is enough - BDA responds to PM resignation

The BDA welcomes the Prime Minister's resignation today. The country, our members, and the NHS could not continue with the utter chaos we have seen over the past weeks and months.

A huge win for the BDA’s innovative Future Leaders Programme

The BDA’s Future Leaders Programme has won a prestigious Association Excellence Award for Best Innovation by an Association.