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Lecture Theatre A, Rosebowl

Leeds Beckett University

Portland Crescent



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The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the professional association and trade union for UK Dietitians.

Welcome to our latest event, organised by BDA Yorkshire Branch - winners of BDA Branch of the Year 2019!

This event is taking place on Saturday 19th October 2019, where we will be giving you an insight into Public Health Nutrition: From Strategy to Seeing Clients

As a branch our events are aimed to give our members a brief insight in to a topic and provide a forum for sharing good practice amongst BDA registered dietitians in the Yorkshire area.

However this event is different to our usual events as we have teamed up with the BDA Public Health and Nutrition Specialist Group to bring you an event focused solely on public health. This is a joint event which the BDA Yorkshire Branch is helping to host on behalf of the PHNSG and therefore is a more indepth study day.

We hope this event will be especially useful to those who are new to this area or those working in the area and wanting to update themselves. However with a range of speakers, sponsors and the networking opportunites available we hope our event will have something to interest everyone.

We are offering the opportunity to join us in three different ways, please see below for more information and ticket options.

How to join us:

  1. Join us in Leeds by clicking the TICKETS button at the top of the screen, providing you with full access to all our event activities and benefits. Your last chance to buy this ticket is Sunday 13th October. .

  2. Video and Presentation Slides Link - if the date doesn't work for you click here to purchase the video and presentation slides link with a video of the event so you don't miss out. Your last chance to buy this ticket type is 20th December 2019.

  3. Presentation Slides only - if the date doesn't work for you Click here to consider purchasing the lecture slides. Your last chance to buy this ticket type is Friday 18th October 2019.

Please check each ticket option for ticket sale end dates - don't miss out on your chance to see this event!

**Unfortunately we are unable to offer the livestreaming option for this event. We have replaced this ticket type with the above video and presentation slides links.

So why join us in Leeds? Here are some of the benefits of attending our event in person:

  • Highly experienced specialist speakers in this field

  • Specially selected sponsors to increase your knowledge and understanding on the leading technology, pharmaceutical and nutritional products on the market

  • £50 sponsored prize draw or chance to win a free ticket to our next event for completing your conference passport

  • Networking opportunities with Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, students and other public health scholars

  • Networking opportunities providing attendees with the opportunity to network within dedicated networking spaces

  • Presentation slides in advance of the event^

  • Certificate of Attendance on completion of online attendee survey

  • Refreshments and snacks: Refreshments are provided on arrival and during the break. Lunch will also be provided during the day.

^ - Except for "Video and Presentation Slides Link" and "Presentation Slides Only" Tickets. The slides and video will be sent after the event.


Final agenda

What Will the Speakers talk about?

Linda Hindle: (@hindlelinda)

  • Summary of the journey to raise the profile of the role of AHPs in public health

  • The new UK wide AHP public health strategy

  • Summary of some of the current work to promote and develop the profile of AHPs in public health

Ruth Breese:

  • Workers across health and social care are doing public health – dietetics needs to tap into this

  • Nutrition and hydration is part of many agendas

  • How standards and guidelines were developed by dietetics in consultation with different agencies

  • Dietitians need to ensure that messages given out by others are correct.

David Johns: (@DavidJohnsRD)

  • Highlights of a journey from a dietetic degree to public health consultant

  • What, where, how and who is responsible for public health?

  • Where next for public health and in-particular public health nutrition?

Kirsten Foster: (@Kirstenfoster20) or (

  • More to follow

Sally Moore: (@Sally_Dietitian)

  • Nutrition labels in the UK have recently changed under EU legislation and now present slightly different information to previous versions.

  • In order for consumers and patients to properly use nutrition labels they must first understand them

  • The development of the new BDA Food Fact Sheet on Food Labelling reflects the evidence base on how to improve consumer understanding and use of this information

  • Dietitians need to help consumers to understand use this information to inform their food choices.

Joanna Instone: (@BDA_Jo_Instone)

  • What does a BDA Public Health Champion do?

  • How do I become one?

  • How BDA Public Health Champions fit into the bigger UK AHP Public Health scene

Pat Vanderkooy - (@PatVanderK)

  • Dietitian roles in public health, community advocacy and governments in Canada

  • Examples from Pat’s work with Region of Waterloo Public Health (2006-2011) and Dietitians of Canada (2011-2019)

  • Using PEN - Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (via your BDA membership) in your practice

  • Current food and nutrition policy issues in Canada (check out Dietitians Views at

Vanessa Clarkson (@realfoodness or Instagram @_vanessaclarkson)

  • Vanessa has worked in public health nutrition for over 15 years in the UK and Australia and is a published author in infant nutrition

  • She has experience across sectors – world’s biggest food businesses, public agencies, non-profit organisations and academic institutions

  • Vanessa now focuses her attention on projects working to transition the food system to sustainable for planetary health (people and planet)

  • Recent work includes nutrition policy for the Australian government, think tank work on sugar for the George Institute for Global Health, food culture strategy for the state of Victoria and establishing a network for food system transformation with Deakin University

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is this event suitable for?

Our event is suitable for all BDA members, dietitians, nutritionists, other practitioners, scholars and students with an interest in nutrition and public health.

I am not from Yorkshire area, can I attend the event?

Yes, our event is open to all BDA members and delegates nationally and internationally.

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

You must provide proof of your BDA membership status, this can be done with either official BDA correspondence or by bringing your registration card.

If you purchase the ticket as a non-BDA student, you must provide your University Student ID. Failure to do this may mean you will need to pay non-member fees to enter the event. No refunds can be given if false member status is provided.

Tickets purchased are for individual use only.

Will there be photography or filming taking place at the event?

Yes there will be both. Photographs/videos taken during the event may be used for BDA publicity on all our social media, in newsletter communication with other members or flyers for advertising future events. if you do not want to be captured on camera/film please make this known during registration.

What are my transport / parking options getting to the event?

The Leeds Rose Bowl building is approximately 15 minutes walk from Leeds train station.

Please see the following link on how to get to our venue

Travelling by Public Transport

Detailed information about how to get to the University campus including a detailed map of the Leeds Rose Bowl City Centre site can be found at:

Travelling by Car and Parking

Leeds has good motorway links to the M1, M62 and M621. We DO NOT recommend parking at the Rose Bowl car park for our study event as it is over £25/hr after approx.5 hours. We suggest the following cheaper alternatives, both within 10 minutes walking distance from the Rose Bowl:

  • Wood House Lane multi-story car park: Leeds, LS2 3AX Price: Up to 2 hours £2.00, up to 12 hours: £7.00 (other tariffs available).

  • Leeds General infirmary multi-storey car park: Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9DA Price: up to 2 hours £2.90, up to 6 hours £11.00 (other tariffs available)

For more information on parking in Leeds please see the following link:

What if I need to cancel?

Full refunds can be given up to Sunday 13th October 2019. After this date no refunds are available. If you require a refund please contact us by email on

Do you have group booking discount?

We do not offer group discount. However, if you would like to book tickets for a group of 10 and above. Please contact the Branch by email on if you wish to make a group booking.

Will I receive the presentation slides?

Yes, the presentation slides will be sent to you via email PRIOR to the event on Wednesday 16th October 2019. Please ensure you add to your safe senders list to ensure you receive them. We use Mail Chimp to send our emails and sometimes these can find their way into your junk or other folders unless you follow the aforementioned step. We recommend you use a personal email account not a work or NHS mail account due to the firewalls and security measures which can block our emails.

What do you with my personal information?

The BDA Yorkshire Branch will use the information to process your request and to provide any relevant further information with regards to this event by post, email or telephone.

We keep the details that you register as per the Eventbrite ticket booking system. The data will only be used in order to send you information about the event you registered for and we will use your email to occasionally to let you know about any special news or future events. You may get a few more emails, nearer one of our events – which are event reminders or may contain your slides etc.

The BDA Yorkshire Branch uses MailChimp and Survey Monkey to handle mailouts and to send details of special news or events. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data or request that your personal data be corrected or deleted. To exercise these rights or if you have any questions regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact us by emailing

By purchasing a ticket you agree to our terms and conditions. Breach of these terms may mean you are denied entry to the event and or reportable to the British Dietetic Association.

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Portland Crescent



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