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Our History

Our History

2012’s conference was a great success and marked our 30th anniversary. Member Anne Fenwick provided an insight into the history of the group.     “How did it all start? Denise Thomas attended the BDA Study Weekend in Abergavenny in the spring of 1982 and heard Karen Jeffereys give an illuminating talk on feeding frail elderly people. This sparked the idea of a specialist...

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Learning Disability

Learning Disability

Learning Disabilities – valuing the expertise of Dietitians Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and have an ethical code that ensures the highest work standards. Dietitians are up to date with current research, public health and translate the science behind research and guidance into manageable, practical information to enable people to make appropriate...

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Dietitians have a key role in the management of those suffering from eating disorders. We aim to promote Dietitians working within this field and provide guidance on best practice in this area .   As eating disorders comprise both psychological and physiological components, treatments should combine expertise in both with health professionals understanding the nutritional and physiological...

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Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Dietitians in Mental Health   People with a mental health problem are at higher risk of physical health problems.  Having depression can double the risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease 1,2.  People with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, obesity, abnormal lipid levels or diabetes 3. In February 2011, the Government published its...

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Autism

Autism

Dietitians in Autism are a group of Dietitians who work with individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Diversity is a key element of the group, from its members (NHS and private practitioners), caseloads (adults and children) as well as actual clinical practice, but it is these differences that encourage debate and a greater overall understanding of this interesting area of dietetics. We...

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