Supporting a children’s nursery in the transition towards a more plant-based menu

Freelance Dietitian Ailsa McHardy discusses how she set up a plant-based menu at a children's nursery in Essex.

BDA’s Andy Burman is awarded Outstanding Achievement Award

Andy Burman, who retires as the BDA’s CEO this summer, has been awarded an International Academy of Nutrition Educators Outstanding Achievement Award for contributions to the field of nutrition education.

Large majority reject NHS Scotland Pay Award and Trade Unions move to formal balloting for industrial action

Following a consultative ballot with Scottish members, the BDA Trade Union has voted to reject the Scottish Government’s pay award for NHS staff.

BDA Response to the Health and Social Care Committee Report on Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care

The BDA welcomes the Health & Social Care Committee’s report into the workforce crisis within the NHS. The BDA and its members have warned the Government for years that the current systems in place are not working.

BDA Ibex awardee: Lauren Bowen

Lauren is currently the Head of Patient Food Service for ISS UK and Chair of the Food Services Specialist Group. She was awarded an Ibex Award in 2022.

BDA Ibex awardee: Ruth Wood-Martin

Ruth Wood-Martin has worked as a dietitian since 1983. Now retired, she has worked in a range of settings including the NHS and in sports dietetics. She was awarded the Ibex in 2022.

Parosmia – helping patients with olfactory dysfunction

Parosmia has gained more recognition since the COVID-19 pandemic but many people, including health professionals, are still unaware not just of the condition but the impact it has on the daily lives of those that have the diagnosis.

BDA Member Anne Mensforth honoured with an MBE for her services to Dietetics

BDA member and dietitian Anne Mensforth, Home Enteral Nutrition Service, Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Families, Young People and Children’s Directorate, at the Leicestershire Partnership Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Dietetics in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Anne shares what it means to receive the honour.

NHS Scotland Pay Update 2022

NHS Pay Review Body 2022/2023 - Pay Point Table

NHS England and NHS Wales Pay 2022

We are currently balloting respective BDA members on the recent announcement on Pay for NHS staff in England and NHS Staff in Wales.

How dietitians can protect the planet

Dr Clare Pettinger gives an insight into the subject of her Elsie Widdowson lecture.

What's it like being on placement?

MSc Dietetics student, Caoimhe Lennon gives us an insight into her experiences on B placement.

The role of the sports dietitian at a major games

As Birmingham gears up for the Commonwealth Games, Sharon Madigan uses her experience at the Tokyo Olympics to give an insight into what sports dietitians can expect.

It’s all in the preparation

This summer’s Commonwealth Games will be Eoghan Hickey’s first taste of a major Games with Wales.

Fuelling Northern Ireland hopes at Commonwealth Games

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, SENR Executive Support Consultant Dr Alan Kennedy, spoke with Sport Northern Ireland Performance Nutritionist Dr Julia Bone, learning about her extraordinary career journey to date and her approach to the nutritional management of her competing athletes.

Cooking the Commonwealth

The Cook the Commonwealth project builds on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as a platform to celebrate the cultural diets and food of member countries. A group of BDA members have contributed to the exciting project, testing and tweaking recipes across the Commonwealth regions.

Delayed, disappointing pay rise will leave staff considering their futures, say health unions

Health unions representing more than a million NHS staff in England - including the BDA - have reacted with dismay to the NHS pay rise of £1,400 announced by the government.

Gallery and round-up: BDA Awards 2022

The first in-person BDA Awards since 2019 took place last week as the Dietetic community celebrated BDA members' great successes and achievements within Dietetics over the past year. Check out the photos and find out the winners of this year's awards.

The Role of Dietitians and other Allied Health Professionals in the Health and Work Agenda

A new digital resource from the Royal Society of Public Health, based on feedback from more than 1000 Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) has been launched today.

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