Editors Notes By Last updated Monday، 09 November 2020 0 262 Share The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with well over 9,000 members. Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public-health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, non-government organisations and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals. The BDA Food Fact Sheets are a fantastic resource for many nutrition topics. They have all been written by BDA members and subjected to a full peer-review and regular, timely reviews to ensure they are accurate and up to date.