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We work with journalists at all major outlets to answer nutrition questions with sound advice based on the latest evidence. Find out where we have been in the media lately. 

Most recent coverage:

2 Dec: Duane Mellor spoke to the Mail Online about the number of calories in mince pies. 

1 Dec: Megan Rossi and Clare Thornton-Wood spoke to Platinum magazine about Lectins. 

23 Nov: Gwawr James was interviewed for S4C - Prynhawn Da about fussy eaters. 

18 Nov: Duane Mellor spoke with the Mail Online about the number of calories in Christmas sandwiches. 

17 Nov: Aisling Pigott was quoted in the i newspaper talking about how diets have changed over time.

15 Nov: Clare Thornton-Wood spoke to the Daily Mail about the healing power of garlic. 

11 Nov: Duane Mellor was quoted on the Mail Online talking about the excessive sugar content in festive drinks. 

10 Nov: Nichola Ludlam-Raine gave her insights into superfoods on Food Matter Live. 

9 Nov: Katherine Kimber spoke to Women's Health (and also featured on MSN UK) offering advice about pre workout supplements. 

9 Nov: Megan Rossi was on This Morning talking about the menopause. 

9 Nov: Clare Thornton-Wood gave Stylist tips for the best time to take different supplements. 

8 Nov: Bella magazine quoted the BDA on being carb aware rather than restricting carbs. 

6 Nov: Azmina Govindji wrote an article for Women's Health about the weekly shop. 

5 Nov: Duane Mellor was interviewed on TalkTV and Talk Radio about food in hospitals. This was also covered on the Mail Online, following the release of the NHS national standards for food and drink.  

4 Nov: Chloe Hall was quoted in P3Pharmacy talking about the gut microbiome. 

4 Nov: Advice from the BDA on cutting down the cost of your shopping bill was used in The Guardian

3 Nov: Clare Thornton-Wood was featured in the Mail Online talking about the raw vegan diet. 

3 Nov: Aisling Pigott was interviewed by The People's Friend about food cravings. 

2 Nov: Member Adrian Brown spoke on BBC Radio Ulster about obesity, the evidence and the importance of using the right language. 

2 Nov: Duane Mellor was quoted in the Mail Online talking about the importance of a balanced diet for prevening colds. 

2 Nov: Megan Rossi gave the Mail Online 5 micro habits to adopt now before the diet season. 

2 Nov: Slimming World magazine quoted the BDA in an article about foods to help brain health. 

1 Nov: Chloe Hall provided information for P3pharmacy on the gut microbiome. <Print>

1 Nov: Priya Tew was interviewed on Voice of Islam Radio about veganism. 

31 Oct: Duane Mellor was quoted in the Mail Online talking about the benefits of using an air fryer. 

30 Oct: Duane Mellor commented on a review of the Zoe nutrition programme in The Daily Telegraph

28 Oct: Duane Mellor spoke to the Mail Online on the topic of trick-or-treating and how it might be possible to encourage mindful sweet consumption. 

27 Oct: Duane Mellor provided the Mail Online with a comment on ovary supplements that are supposed to help women going through the menopause. 

27 Oct: Lynne Garton spoke to The Irish News and The Herald Scotland about the dangers of high cholesterol in young people. 

26 Oct: Helen Bond commented on the legitimacy of a TikTok hangover cure in the Metro. 

24 Oct: Megan Rossi spoke to the Mail Online about the diet mantras we are allowed to ignore. 

24 Oct: Duane Mellor was quoted on the Daily Express website, talking about a new study that found that coffee could significantly reduce heart failure risk. 

24 Oct: Advice from the BDA on the amount of whole grains that we should be consuming was used on the Daily Express website. 

24 Oct: Sian Porter gave advice to Woman magazine about how choosing foods that sound healthy might be sabotaging health.  

23 Oct: Hannah Whittaker answered questions for The Sunday Telegraph about vitamins and supplements. Comments by Hannah were also discussed on BBC Radio London. 

21 Oct: The BDA was quoted in an article on BBC Online about the importance of loading up on autumn veg. 

19 Oct: Megan Rossi was interviewed on This Morning, looking at how the key to happiness could lie in the gut. 

19 Oct: The TUC's call for ministers to declare a national food emergency was covered in the Morning Star. BDA representatives spoke at the event and were quoted in the article. 

18 Oct: Azmina Govindji talked about maximising nutrition with a plant-based diet with Vegan Food & Living

17 Oct: Megan Rossi spoke to the Mail Online about how the gut could benefit from a change of routine. 

15 Oct: Duane Mellor commented on the use of offal in a footballer's diet on the Mail Online.  

13 Oct: Linia Patel was on Channel 5's Secrets of your Supermarket Food talking about fibre. 

11 Oct: Duane Mellor looked at a new study that linked coffee consumption with improved health outcomes in Nutrition Insights

10 Oct: Tahira Bashir spoke live on Voice of Islam Radio about the role of diet in fitness levels.

9 Oct: Frankie Phillips spoke to The Sunday Telegraph about the importance of breakfast. <In Print and online>.

6 Oct: Linia Patel spoke to Practice Business and BBC Online about how eating within set times is good for shift workers. 

5 Oct: Duane Mellor commented on a study about ultra processed foods and pregnancy in The Sun

5 Oct: Helen Bond spoke about vitamin D with Live Science, featured on MSN UK

4 Oct: Linia Patel and figures from the BDA were used in an article in The Times about the 9 healthiest habits. <In Print>.

4 Oct: Helen Bond was interviewed by The Telegraph about a new study that found we are only slightly healthier than we were in 1990. 

1 Oct: Aisling Pigott was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live about food at the checkout. <Broadcast> 

1 Oct: Linia Patel was featured in Which? Magazine talking about the importance of fibre. <In Print>


Here are some examples of the types of topics our dietitians cover:

Popular Diets

Dr Duane Mellor discuses the evidence for stool-gazing in The Guardian.

Dr Frankie Phillips talks to The Times about how to get the nutrients you need if you give up meat.

Emer Delaney shares her thoughts on the health benefits of banana peel with The Telegraph.

Dr Duane Mellor talks wine and dieting with The Sunday Times.

Debra Thomas discusses the FODMAP diet with The Metro.



Catherine Rabess talked to the Times about how people recovering from COVID-19 can eat to support their recovery and overcome any risk of malnutrition.

New evidence suggests that your gut microbiome could help reduce the effect of COVID and Dr Megan Rossi shares tips on how to look after your gut health with Women's Health.

Sian Porter is helping you prepare for the return to post-lockdown life in the Times.

Helen Bond shares lockdown tips with The Express to help us look after our cholesterol levels.

Aisling Pigott and Helen Bond talk family snack in lockdown with iNews.

Healthy Eating

Bahee Van de Bor and Dr Megan Rossi are in the Times talking about why it is so important to get a good mix of fruit and veg in your diet.

Clare Thornton-Wood answered the Independent’s questions on whether mushrooms are the health booster we’re all missing.

Sian Porter discussed brain health and how food can affect health, mood and energy levels for the Daily Express.

The Sun ran a story on foods that could cause bloating, with Helen Bond providing expert guidance.

Azmina Govindji talks to Asian Voices about the small changes you can make to South-Asian diets to support your health.

Dr Megan Rossi talks to The Times about the benefits of various snacks for our gut health, as we see more and more ‘healthy’ snacks covered in salt.

Dr Duane Mellor talks about the effect of diet on stress levels with The Times.

Dr Frankie Phillips talks to the Mirror about whether leftover curry for breakfast would help with weightloss.

Catherine Rabess discusses caffeine sensitivity with Stylist.

Myth busting

Are carbs the enemy? Our spokesperson busts myths in The Times.

Alexia Dempsey talks about men and eating disorders with SL Man.

Dr Frankie Philips considers the 'raw meat diet' in the Metro.

Marcela Fiuza lets us know whether an immunity drip is necessary in the Daily Mail.

Sports Nutrition

Dr Linia Patel talked to Coach Mag about whether soy is a good source of protein for exercise-fans interested in a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Susan Short talked to Coach Mag about how much protein you really need to build muscle.

We shared concerns over the way some protein powders are marketted with BBC Newsbeat.

We discuss the potentials of veganism for athletes with The Telegraph.


Marcela Fiuza spoke to Sifted about the rise of supplements, and who should be taking them.

Catherine Rabess shares how to get enough vitamin B12 in Stylist.

Jo Greening lets The Guardian know how to increase the fibre in your diet.

Helen Bond discusses the ways sugar affects your body with Cosmopolitan.

Food Policy

Priya Tew helps Telegraph readers understand the nutritional, and monetary, value of the meagre offerings in children’s free school lockdown lunchboxes.

Newsround investigate how going hungry affects school children, including hearing from some young people who rely on free school meals. Dietitian Lucy Jones helps explain why food is so important for our bodies and our minds.

Ursula Philpot supports a crack down on pro-anorexia social posts in The Guardian.

We commented on food labelling in iNews.


Dr Duane Mellor helped readers of the i to understand the implications of a recent study suggesting that linked fried fast food to heart disease risk.

Dr Frankie Phillips responded to a study linking vegetarian and vegan diets to higher risk of stroke in The Scotsman.

Analysing Food

BDA London Chair Sophie Medlin spoke to the Mail Online about ‘healthier’ cheeses, discussing a range of products marketed as low calorie, high protein, or with added vitamins, probiotics and even charcoal.

Alexia Dempsey and Dr Duane Mellor, along with geneticist and BDA President Dr Giles Yeo help The Mail on Sunday understand the impact of the odd Christmas indulgence and investigate the nutritional (and flavour) profiles of various shops’ Christmas specials.

Helen Bond analyses various 'posh porridges' for the Daily Mail to see whether they are really healthier.

Clare Thornton-Wood comments on the saturated fat content of Subway sandwiches in The Sun

Health Conditions

Dr Duane Mellor talks to the Guardian about whether sugary drinks really increase bowel cancer risk.

We help The Express with dietary advice for rheumatoid arthritis. 

Helen Bond shares lockdown tips with The Express to help us look after our cholesterol levels.


Specialist obesity dietitian Lucy Perrow spoke to Coach Magazine about the way weight stigma increases obesity in England. 

Alexia Dempsey spoke to the Mail on Sunday about the risks and implications of adding calorie labelling to restaurant menus, particularly for those with eating disorders. 

Dr Amelia Lake and Dr Duane Mellor shared their expert opinions on whether 'Eat Out to Help Out' was undermining the national campaign to reduce obeisty with the Guardian

Dr Duane Mellor discussed the backlash against the Channel 4 show ‘How to lose a stone in 21 days’ with Yahoo.

Kirsty Barrett discussed whether focusing on calorie counting is helpful with Refinery29