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For Health Professionals and Members of the Public: The Allergy & Free From Show Scotland 2018 Sponsored by Schär

For nutrition-based professionals: Free CPD training on 3 March

The premier free-to-attend allergy training event for is not-to-be missed by any health professionals with a focus on nutrition.

Lead by Prof Jürgen Schwarze, University of Edinburgh, this masterclass features prominent speakers covering topics including: Cow’s milk protein allergy management, Anaphylaxis management, allergic rhinitis to asthma treatments and allergy prevention in infancy.

 Where // The Allergy & Free From Show Scotland 2018 sponsored by Schär
When // Saturday 3 March 2018
Venue //
SEC, Glasgow
Times //
09:15 – 13:20
Applicable To // Health Professionals only
Price //
Free of charge – book here
CPD Points //
For full programme attendance – view here

  

For everyone else: Unlimited free tickets to free from heaven!

Do you live with coeliac disease allergies, intolerances, eczema or? Do you live ‘free from’ gluten, wheat, eggs, nuts or dairy?

Attend the biggest freefrom weekend Scotland has ever seen – with FREE tickets!

Attend a weekend-long event dedicated you and your freefrom life. Taking place on 3-4 March at the SEC, the smash hit Allergy & Free from Show sponsored by Schär, will bring you the very best in freefrom living and allergy solutions… and smiles.

BANT has have secured free tickets for everyone: to book tickets now visit: www.allergyshow.co.uk/go/BANT

 

What to expect?

 

Freefrom food and drink to taste and take home!
Allergy, hayfever, skin and hair care products and solutions to try!
Consultants and medical experts to talk to face-to-face!
Free expert talks
on important medical and lifestyle topics!
Entertainment! Cooking classes with guest chefs, live music and more!
Meet people just like you!
Just V Show is a new co-locating event (it’s veggie / vegan so that means more dairy free than ever!)

NEW Features so keep an eye on the website for news!

Sounds good, doesn’t it! Well then, what are you waiting for? Book your free tickets, tell your friends and family, and start planning your trip!

And don’t forget to find the show’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exciting news, offers and competitions!

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) – COUNTDOWN TO COMPLIANCE

What are the Data Protection Regulations?

Currently data protection in the UK is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998.  

On 25th May 2018 the Data Protection Act will be replaced by the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  

GDPR gives more rights to individuals in the processing of their personal data which means that individuals can request access, corrections and removal of their personal information in ways that weren’t available before.  There is also a focus on transparency with privacy notices detailing how data will be used and a requirement for procedures documenting exactly how data will be processed and secured.

The new regulation requires clearer evidence of consent from individuals and some methods of recording consent will no longer be valid. Additionally, GDPR gives greater powers to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) to investigate organisations and breaches.

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SALES & TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE – LONDON

Company Description

Wren Laboratories is a forward thinking, family-run, business based near Andover, Hampshire, which is currently looking to expand its London sales team. We produce a range of nutritional supplements called ‘OptiBac Probiotics’, which are mainly sold to health food stores and pharmacies across the UK & Ireland. We are committed to growing the business through education, staying at the forefront of research and continuously educating retailers, practitioners and consumers alike on the benefits of probiotics. Our team could be described as close-knit, enthusiastic and dedicated.

We are currently seeking an experienced Representative for London area to visit new and existing retail stockists, developing sales by undertaking staff training and providing support. You will be an experienced representative in this industry and have Diploma, Advanced Diploma or relevant Degree in nutritional therapy / naturopathy / complementary health and be able to clearly demonstrate the qualities necessary to make a first class Sales & Training Representative.

Job Role

  • Visit existing and potential new retail stockists
  • Perform staff training
  • Spend time in top retail stockists interacting with consumers, giving nutritional advice / perform tastings
  • Support accounts by visiting to take orders, organise promotions, look after merchandising in order to maximise sales
  • Open new accounts, build key relationships and generate sales
  • Manage own administration and notes
  • Participate in trade and consumer shows
  • Regularly liaise with the London Sales & Training Team Leader
  • Attend weekly team meetings at the London Office
  • Travel regularly to the head office in Hampshire

Requirements

  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or relevant Degree in nutrition / nutritional therapy / naturopathy / complementary health
  • Applicants must live within the greater London area
  • A full UK driving license and access to a reliable car is advantageous

Experience

  • Track record of sales success is essential
  • Experience of working in the natural products industry is advantageous

Qualities

  • Professional personal presentation
  • Good communication skills with good capacity to tailor the delivery of technical information to different audiences
  • Good organisation skills
  • Strong relationship building skills with ability to gain customer loyalty from retail staff
  • Enthusiastic, driven, hardworking and self-motivated
  • Appreciation for the value of joining a growing family-ran business

Hours & Salary

  • Full time (42.5h/week), Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work, permanent position based in London (must also be prepared to regularly visit the Head Office in Hampshire)
  • Competitive salary plus travel expenses covered

To apply

Closing dates for applications

  • Applications will close on the 28th of February. Applications sent after this date may not be reviewed. We cannot guarantee a response to all candidates. We may start interviewing as soon as we received applications so please apply as early as possible.

NUTRITION LEAD

Penny Brohn UK is the leading UK charity specialising in a whole person approach to helping people live well with the impact of cancer. The way in which we help people is known as the Bristol Whole Life Approach which provides a powerful combination of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support that is designed to help anyone affected by cancer, at any stage of the disease. We do this through residential courses, group sessions and 1-2-1 complementary therapies. We work in partnership with many major healthcare providers and our services are underpinned by evidence based research.

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspirational Nutrition Lead to join the pioneering multidisciplinary team at Penny Brohn UK.  This pivotal role will oversee the day to day running of nutritional services as well as leading further development in this area in-line with the Charity’s strategy and emerging external research.  The role offers hands-on work with clients, in-house collaboration as well as management, nutritional strategy development and spokesperson responsibilities.

 

Job Title:        Nutrition Lead

Hours:            Part time, 3.5 days per week (26.5 hours per week)

                          Hours to be worked Monday to Thursday with occasional Friday to Sunday by arrangement

If necessary, this role could be split between two post holders depending on skill-sets

Salary:            £30,000 – £38,000 pro-rata, per annum

Contract:        Permanent

Location:        Penny Brohn UK, National Centre, outskirts of Bristol

Benefits:         25 days holiday per year + bank holidays + additional days over Christmas and New Year period.  Free parking in a beautiful semi-rural setting

 

Reporting to the Medical Director, the Nutrition Lead will be part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering life changing, whole person support to people affected by cancer.  The Nutrition Lead will be a member of the Lead Services Team, therefore attend regular meetings and contribute to the overall strategy of therapeutic services within the Charity including the further development of the Bristol Whole Life Approach.    The Nutrition Lead will provide guidance to the Penny Brohn Shop team, in-house Chefs and Corporate Wellbeing team.  On occasion, the Nutrition Lead will act as spokesperson on behalf of the Charity on nutritional matters.

We are looking for someone who is a fully-registered healthcare professional with experience in providing individual nutritional support to people with cancer.  They will demonstrate an awareness of research issues and be able to appraise and synthesise the research into organisational nutritional strategy and client-facing information.  It is essential that candidates are able to demonstrate a sensitive approach to the issues experienced by people with cancer and a commitment to integrated working with mainstream health-care professionals.

 

Application Process

Please visit our website at http://www.pennybrohn.org.uk/category/job-vacancies where you can view a job description along with details of the application process.  For queries or further information about the post please call the HR Department on 01275370071.

 

 

Timetable for appointment:

Closing date:   Monday 12 February 2018

1st Interview: Monday 19 February (am) and Monday 26 February (pm)

2nd Interview:   To be confirmed

TRUSTEES WITH HIGHER EDUCATION OR STRATEGIC MARKETING EXPERTISE

LOCATION:         Richmond, Greater London

SALARY:               Voluntary Trustee role, expenses paid

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is a dynamic organisation at the forefront of its profession. As a high quality training provider we work with the latest teaching digital technologies to provide the best learning experience for our students. Our staff are highly committed and passionate about nutrition and ensuring our students have the highest level of satisfaction. The organisation is building on its history of being the first to develop a course teaching person centred nutrition. This accompanied with a forward looking management team makes ION stand out from the rest.

We are at an exciting point in our development and are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and committed Trustees who will bring Higher Education or Strategic Marketing expertise to our Board.

We are seeking from both candidates an in-depth knowledge of their area of expertise, strategic thinking on how their sector is evolving especially through digital platforms as this will be the key to ION’s future.

ION is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.  Our work is focussed on raising awareness of the importance of nutrition in maintaining and improving wellbeing through our range of highly regarded courses.

As well as having expertise in either Higher Education or Strategic Marketing, candidates should also have an interest in nutrition, offer strategic vision and motivation along with the ability to support, challenge and energise our Board.

The job description, with our key criteria, is available at www.ion.ac.uk/jobs

For further information and to apply, please submit your CV with covering letter including phone number.

Our timetable is as follows:

The closing date for applications is midday Wednesday 31st January 2018.

ION will conduct preliminary telephone interviews with long-listed candidates week commencing 5th February 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet informally with Trustees and representatives of ION on 13th February 2018.

BANT Launches Plea to Government Agencies to Stop Promoting the Consumption of Processed Foods and Focus on Real Food

QUESTION: Does making an omelette or grilling a piece of fish or meat take longer than re-heating a pizza in the oven?

ANSWER: An emphatic NO.

Following news reports this morning that Public Health England is launching a campaign to cap the number of calories in fast-food items, the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) finds it very difficult to understand why Government Agencies are promoting the consumption of industrialised foods over real food.

To combat this topsy-turvey governmental advice, BANT continues to promote its Wellbeing Guidelines campaign to encourage the British people to eat more real, unprocessed food.

BANT also calls for some grass-roots changes to the approach to the Obesity Crisis: the reintroduction of home economics classes in school; education about healthy eating and how diet and lifestyle can influence health over the short and long-term for everyone and promotion by Government Agencies of the consumption of real, unprocessed food, rather than the usual reliance on the industrial food manufacturers to modify their offerings.

More British people than ever before are overweight or obese. The OECD 2017 obesity rankings classified the UK as the sixth most obese nation in the world, a truly dubious honour. Obesity and its related conditions are complex issues which require interventions at multiple levels to achieve both effective prevention and successful treatment and this is putting an unbearable burden on our National Health Service. The wellbeing of the British people depends on a total rethink of the way food and health are considered in this country, not a continual tinkering of outdated science. The people of Britain deserve better. They deserve good health.

Miguel Toribio Mateas, Chair BANT stated: “The causes of obesity are multifactorial and can include increased stress levels, systemic low-grade inflammation, lack of exercise and choice of foods and their preparation/cooking methods, amongst others.  There is growing evidence that minimally processed foods like non-starchy vegetables and fruit are more satiating and elicit less of a glycaemic response than ultra-processed foods, so prevalent in typical British diets. Additionally, minimally processed foods are associated with a decreased risk of cardio-metabolic disease.”

BANT experts carefully developed a set of Wellbeing Guidelines, based on the latest science and research in the field of nutrition for optimal health. The BANT Wellbeing Guidelines were specifically designed to provide clear, concise, easy to understand information, avoiding out-dated information and research, and addressing some of the most common health concerns.  The most frequent reasons people seek nutritional advice is to address weight loss and/ or for general health and wellbeing. These issues are addressed by BANT with the following:

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agency made a key recommendation that AR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

As members of the CNHC Accredited Register, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases.

To find a BANT practitioner, please click here: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Communications@bant.org.uk        Tel: +44 870 606 1284

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutrition practitioner.

 

 

HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON EVERYONE

As 2017 draws to a close, BANT has once again had a bumper year starting with the successful launches of the Detox for Life infographic and the Nutrition Evidence Database together with new successful monthly webinar programme. Visibility and presence of BANT through increased social media engagement and regular BANT responses and expert opinions have generated conversation across the profession. Several new Supervision groups including online groups support the professional practice of our profession while the launch of our Volunteer of the Year Award values the vast contributions and support we received from our 100 + volunteers.

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BANT AGM 2018 & CONFERENCE

We are delighted to inform you that BANT’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday March 3rd 2018 at a Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN from 9.30am.

This year we will also be running our own conference and you can buy your ticket at the same time you book your place for the AGM. Note that advance place booking is required to attend the AGM. Click here to book your free AGM place and to buy your BANT Conference ticket by 1st March 2018.

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BANT Comments on BDA Publication of List of Diets That Should be Avoided

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is interested to note the British Dietetics Association’s release of the list of diets that should be avoided.

BANT concurs with the idea that following faddy diets, promoted by celebrities with little-to-no training in evidence-based nutrition and clinical practice, should be discouraged. BANT was, however, surprised that scientifically supported regimes, including the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting, were completely dismissed out of hand, despite the evidence that for some people – and we reiterate the word some, these methods can make all the difference.  It is BANT’s continued concern that Eatwell Guide is based on what is good for a mythical standard person, rather than taking into account individual circumstances. BANT has continuously emphasised that applying a group solution to an individual problem will not and cannot work. The way forward is personalised lifestyle medicine recommendations, including nutrition. Personalised interventions were highly recommended also as the way forward at this week’s event by the RSM and the Nutrition Society on Diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship. While this is just one example where recognising the individual needs of people is highly relevant to achieve desired health outcomes, it was similarly extended to preventative stages to help manage variety of chronic health conditions.

BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners take into account individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available. They do not suggest ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice following the health trend of the moment.

BANT recommends that you choose a Registered Nutrition Practitioner who has undertaken training at an accredited course thereby ensuring necessary training to understand the theory and practice of nutritional therapy. BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) that holds an Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). As members of the CNHC Accredited Register, BANT Registered Nutrition Practitioners and other CNHC registrants, are the key workforce asset to harness 21st century lifestyle medicine to tackle the rising tide of stress related fatigue, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and other chronic diseases of ageing. A recent report by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Professional Standards Agency made a key recommendation that AR practitioners have the authority to make direct NHS referrals, in appropriate cases, to ease the administrative burden on GP surgeries.

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It is a progressive approach to health optimisation.

To find a BANT practitioner, please click here: http://bant.org.uk/bant/jsp/practitionerSearch.faces

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5153989/Celebrity-deceptive-diets-experts-warn-dangerous-food-fads.html

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Communications@bant.org.uk        Tel: +44 870 606 1284

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutrition practitioner.
Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It is a progressive approach to health optimisation.  Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognised by the Professional Standards Authority to be as competent as other traditional healthcare providers.  It has been recognised that they can make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multidisciplinary teams under NHS commissioning.