The useful links in this section come from a range of organisations including the British Dietetic Association. They can be used to further key workers knowledge and skills and to implement the best practice in food and nutrition activity.
Health professionals can refer to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics using the forms found on the Health Board intranet.
BAPEN 'Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool'
The 'Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool’ has been developed by the Malnutrition Action Group of BAPEN, with input from Parental and Enteral Nutrition Group Dietitians. It is available on-line to help patients and/or their carers identify their risk of malnutrition. Based on MUST, the ‘tool’ includes an easy-to-use calculator to identify risk of malnutrition, first line dietary advice to improve nutritional intake and encourages those at risk to seek further help and information from their Dietitian, GP or other healthcare professionals. There is a section on the website specifically for healthcare professionals, with links to the ‘Self-Screening calculator’ and the ‘Malnutrition pathway’ resources.
British Dietetics Association (BDA)
The BDA is the professional association and trade union for UK Dietitians. On their website you will find BDA news, evidence based dietary information, campaigns, policies and useful links.
British Dietetics Association (BDA) Food Fact Sheets
BDA Food Fact Sheets are written by Dietitians to help people learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep the body fit and healthy. These resources are free to download. These sheets are for information only; they are not a substitute for a dietetic or medical diagnosis or for dietary advice given by a Dietitian.
The Fact Sheets are listed under sections that include, adults, older adults, adolescence and a babies and pregnancy section. Information will vary for each age range/section so check you have selected the right sheet.