Friday, 18 November 2022 9.30am – 4.30pm Specialist Group The Studio Birmingham, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

Hosted by the BDA Sports Nutrition Specialist Group

Working with athletes from kitchen to podium, nutritional professionals can often face challenges. A day to learn, reflect, and discuss current common challenges in performance nutrition, this year's sports nutrition group conference will focus on the topics of eating disorders and disordered eating in sport, and the grey area of when a food is a supplement. There a number of expert speakers presenting alongside panel discussions.

The study day is aimed at qualified professionals or students with an interest in or currently working in sports nutrition.


  • Dr Caz Nahman - Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sport Psychiatrist, Oxford Health: Athletes and eating disorders/disordered eating - practical strategies around recognition and management.
  • Ida Fahrenholtz - FUEL Project: The FUEL program – a nutrition intervention for female endurance athletes with risk of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S).
  • Alex Bell - Senior Specialist Paediatric Dietitian and SENr Graduate, CAHMS community Eating Disorder Service, East London: Working with adolescent athletes with eating disorders: A dietetic perspective
  • Professor Graeme Close - Professor of Human Physiology, Liverpool John Moores University: Food first but not (always) food only
  • Richard Chessor - Head of Physical Performance, British Swimming: Sports Supplement Policy launch and overview 
  • Ellen Gregson - Science Manager UKAD:  When does a food become a supplement. Update on prohibited list:


  • Sports Nutrition Group members only - Early Bird ticket - Available until the 15 September - £70.00 (After 15 September £100)
  • BDA Member ticket  - £150.00
  • BDA Student Member ticket - £55.00 (Only 20 spaces available)
  • Non BDA member ticket - £170.00


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