Programme

Details of the days’ events:

We need you to help us ‘stand up for dietetics’ – no matter whether you are a student, newly graduated, fully qualified with years of experience, a manager or an academic. Join us at BDA Live to make Dietetics stronger! 

Together we can make a difference!

Join us on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th March 2016 to make sure that you are part of the day and able to benefit from the vast range of speakers and topics during the two days. Registration starts from £75.00 including refreshments and lunch. We look forward to seeing you at BDA Live 2016. #BDALIVE16 For full information on the speakers and their sessions please refer to the Speaker page The full programme is available to download here.

Fringe Meetings

Cereal Partners UK and Abbott Nutrition will be hosting session on day 2.

Breakfast Meeting – Putting fibre back on a pedestal

Join Professor Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition, Newcastle University and Ayela Spiro, Senior Nutrition Scientist, British Nutrition Foundation to hear latest updates on fibre and wholegrain in the diet.

The 2015 Report on Dietary Carbohydrates and Health from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition advised an increase in fibre intakes in the UK diet to 30g fibre a day.  With intakes currently below this figure it’s time to put more focus on fibre in the diet and ‘Put Fibre Back on a Pedestal’.

Being held on Day 2 – Thursday 17th March at 8.30am, join us alongside Cereal Partners UK for informative and networking breakfast.


Join us during the refreshment break with Abbott Nutrition for the Power of Taste

Power of Taste: Discovering the Psychological Factors Influencing Patient Behaviour and Compliance to Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) – hosted by Philip Graves, consumer behaviour expert on 17th March, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

The focus of this session is the psychology of taste and understanding patients’ taste preferences. Delegates will learn how external factors can influence patients’ attitudes to taste, providing them with new perspectives to bring to their clinical practice to encourage better patient compliance to ONS.The session will examine specifically how taste preferences vary for each individual and are shaped from an early age by numerous factors. Influences such as what people see, hear and feel impact their behaviour and choices.    

The session will examine specifically how taste preferences vary for each individual and are shaped from an early age by numerous factors. Influences such as what people see, hear and feel impact their behaviour and choices.

Philip Graves will also host a ‘Meet the Expert’ session on the Abbott stand. Delegates may participate in a mini-experiment into how tastes are impacted by external influences. Supporting material exploring the impact of the psychology of taste on compliance to ONS will be available.