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.

Working as a Dietitian in industry

As part of Dietitians Week, Benecol's UK Healthcare Professional Marketing Manager Corrine Toyn shares a day in the life of a Dietitian working in industry.

Ready, Steady, Blend - Now it’s your turn!

The BDA and Wiltshire Farm Foods have partnered up to deliver a video that centres around the challenges of at home texture modification of meals.

Dietitian leading digital health transformations through Topol Digital Health Fellowship

Aaron Boysen is the first Dietitian to have been awarded a NHS Topol Digital Health Fellowship and has recently started his journey through the programme. He will be sharing regular updates with us as he progresses.

What should clinicians be aware of when supporting autistic individuals?

Dalhia Campbell is a Specialist Dietitian for Adults with a Learning Disability. She shares her advice on supporting autistic individuals from her personal and professional experience.

Oxford to overseas: a dietetic adventure

In January, Dietitian Sarah-Jane Mattinson decided to take a leap of faith and leave behind her role in Oxford for a three-year placement on the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic. She shares her experiences so far.

Nutrition and hydration and the MDT

This piece highlights the potential for placements ‘outside the norm’ and the importance of multidisciplinary working in delivering nutrition and hydration interventions.

Ready Steady Blend

An exciting new activity with Wiltshire Farm Foods to produce an engaging video demonstrating considerations around cooking up meals to the correct texture, nutrition & consistency for people who need softer foods.

The ten best things about studying Dietetics

Studying Dietetics is incredibly rewarding, diverse and no day is ever the same. Student Rep Reema Rabheru asked fellow students the reason they most enjoy being a Dietetic student.

International Women's Day 2022

The BDA celebrates the achievements of women in dietetics on International Women's Day.

World Obesity Day and Dietetics

On World Obesity Day, BDA Obesity Specialist Group committee member Mary O’Kane reflects on the value of the multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of severe and complex obesity, and the importance of ensuring that the person living with obesity remains the focus.

AHP research and innovation strategy

Protecting your mental health on placement

Third year dietetic student Zunaira Awais shares her mental health struggles during placement and how she prioritised her wellbeing - as well as sharing tips for those on placement.

5-step road map to practice for First Contact Dietitians

Health Education England (HEE) with support from the BDA have produced a Roadmap to Practice for first contact dietitians (FCDs). This follows on from dietitians (along with other AHP colleagues) being added to the GP contract in 2020.

Launch of BDA Practice Toolkit: The Use of Blended Diet with Enteral Feeding Tubes

The new Practice Toolkit has been developed to help tube fed individuals and their families to receive effective, equitable and quality care. Dietitians who are new to blended diet will be able to use this Practice Toolkit as a starting reference.

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

October is Black History Month in the UK. Our Chair, Caroline Bovey, discusses why it's important and how we're celebrating it this year.

Celebrating home grown dietitians this AHPs' Day

Belinda Mortell shares her experiences as a dietitian, and discusses the new Home-Grown Dietitian project as part of AHP's Day.

Understanding environmental labelling

Discussing some of the mainstream schemes and exploring environmental labelling on food.

Diabetes dietetic competency framework: three years in the making

The 2021 BDA Diabetes Specialist Group Dietetic Competency Framework for Dietitians Working in the Area of Diabetes is now available for any dietitian working with people with diabetes.

Day in the life of a Dietetic Assistant or Support Worker

We asked Megan Jones, the Dietetic Assistant and Dietetic Support Worker representative on our Board of Directors, to reflect on a “day in the life” of her role as both a Dietetic Assistant and on the BDA Board.

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