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BANT March News Goes Live

Welcome to the March edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, we have an infinitely useful feature article on culinary herbs. Satu Jackson, BANT Operations Director provides a quick overview of highlights from our successful AGM. Miguel Mateas Toribio-Mateas celebrates BANT’s 20th anniversary by reminding us all where BANT has come from and how far it has progressed over the last 20 years.. Access the BANT news here.

MARCH BANT ENEWS

Welcome to the March edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, we have an infinitely useful feature article on culinary herbs. Satu Jackson, BANT Operations Director provides a quick overview of highlights from our successful AGM. Miguel Toribio-Mateas celebrates BANT’s 20th anniversary by reminding us all where BANT has come from and how far it has progressed over the last 20 years.

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MAKE SURE YOU BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE BANT AGM 2017

Attending the AGM gives you an excellent opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the crucial work BANT has undertaken on your behalf over the past year
  • Learn first-hand about BANT’s plans for 2017
  • Have your questions answered
  • Be one of the first to discover opportunities to get more involved with BANT and the profession
  • Network with other BANT members
  • Gain ‘Active’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Take home a goodie bag with items from carefully selected companies

Throughout 2016, BANT directors, managers and volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure BANT Membership continues to offer members value for money. As a result, 91% of responders from our 2016 survey agreed that BANT Membership did just that!

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MIGUEL TORIBIO-MATEAS PRESENTS THE FEBRUARY BANT WEBINAR 2017

In this exciting webinar Miguel will draw from his own firsthand experience of the Mediterranean diet, as well as from his recent research experience on neuroprotection working on mitochondrial gene expression with neural stem cells at the University of Roehampton as part of his MSc in Clinical Neuroscience. He will translate the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet into an evidence-based model for brain protection and cognitive enhancement that includes both foods and multiple food supplements.

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BANT Comments on a Study Which States ‘You Should be Eating 10 Pieces of Fruit or Veg Every Day’

BANT was interested to see today’s news about eating 10 pieces of fruit or veg everyday, and how most people would find it difficult to fit this recommendation into their diet. Whilst this may be true for some, it is clear that the “5-a-day” government-issued guidelines are out of date. The 2015 BANT ‘Wellbeing Guidelines’ provided the recommendation that seven portions of vegetables and fruit should be eaten daily to support health. They were designed to generally encourage people to eat more fruit and vegetables. According to a review of 95 studies published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in 2017, those eating 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day experienced a lower risk of cancer or heart attacks. Researchers found that vegetables contributed to decreased risk more strongly than fruit and that cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli etc.) provided the most benefits.

BANT has a practical infographic ‘Eat a Rainbow’ to encourage the consumption of a wide range of fruit and vegetables:

EAT A RAINBOW IMAGE

BANT would like to highlight that eating more vegetables of different colours (Eating a Rainbow) is key to a healthy diet (Oyebode et al., 2014) and BANT practitioners generally recommend eating a higher proportion of vegetables to fruit when meeting the daily target, to limit sugar intake. It is important to note that fructose is also sugar and has been widely linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. On a daily target of seven vegetables and fruit BANT, therefore, recommends two portions of fruit per day (and only one if the goal is weight loss). BANT does not suggest a limit on vegetable and salad intake, although a minimum of five portions is recommended and fresh is recommended over frozen and canned fruit consumption.

BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists 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.

Looking for a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist is easy; just click on the link for a full listing of our Registered Nutritional Therapists area by area: 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 7540  722307

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. 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 nutritional therapist.

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.

EXCITING NEW PROJECT AND VOLUNTEERING ROLES ANNOUNCED

Exciting New Projects and Volunteering Roles Announced! What are your goals this year?

  • Network
  • Learn new skills
  • Give your time to a good cause
  • Challenge yourself
  • Develop your professional practice

If so, volunteering for BANT might be the answer. BANT also has a whole bunch of ambitious objectives this year, designed to support and benefit our members. As a member of BANT you may have the skills and abilities we need to help these become a reality.
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BANT February News Goes Live

Welcome to the February edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue our fascinating feature article and video of the month both discuss the positive side of Helminths (intestinal worms). Emma Hendricks our Centre of Excellence Manager gives us her ‘Day in the Life’; Miguel Toribio Mateas discusses the AXA/Penny Brohn initiative and we have the full detail from our Annual Member Survey. The weather is bad outside, the perfect weather for curling up in a chair and catching up on all the BANT news. Access the BANT news here.

FEBRUARY BANT NEWS

Welcome to the February edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue our fascinating feature article and video of the month both discuss the positive side of Helminths (intestinal worms). Emma Hendricks our Centre of Excellence Manager gives us her ‘Day in the Life’; Miguel Toribio Mateas discusses the AXA/Penny Brohn initiative and we have the full detail from our Annual Member Survey. The weather is bad outside, the perfect weather for curling up in a chair and catching up on all the BANT news.

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BANT WEBINAR PROGRAMME 2017

BANT is relaunching its successful member webinar programme for 2017 with eminent functional medicine and nutritional science speakers including Dr. Grisanti and Dr Miguel Toribio-Mateas amongst others. Dr. Grisanti has kindly created a short welcome video to launch our 2017 webinar programme and this can be view here.

Each month’s webinars will be published on the BANT website under the Centre of Excellence (orange section) at this link on the last day of every month, so keep an eye on social media – Facebook Members or LinkedIn for information and news. You can also access webinars from years prior to 2017 at this link. Please note that the webinars are CPD approved and will be listed in the dropdown selection when you add the webinar to you online CPD log.

Our first webinar of year is now available. Provided by the Functional Medicine University the webinar is entitled ‘The Triage Theory: It All Starts with Individual Nutritional Optimisation’. It is a fascinating insight into the Triage Theory, the concept that when nutrients are scarce, the body will triage which nutrients are most important for survival today, risking health into later years of life. The webinar is presented by Kirstin Keilty MS, CNS.  To access the webinar, click here.