52 min

Becoming a Media Dietitian With Aisling Pigott And Clare Thornton-Wood The Dietitian Cafe

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As a dietitian, have you ever wondered about being quoted in the paper, interviewed on the radio or even appearing on a TV programme? If so, then today’s episode is just for you! Dietitians in the media play a crucial role in shaping public understanding and perceptions of nutrition and health, by translating complex nutritional information into accessible and relatable content. Today we’re joined by two expert guests and BDA media-spokespeople who have a wealth of experience in this area, appearing in print media as well as on TV and radio. Our guests will shine a light on the role of a media dietitian, unpack the training required and we’ll hear their top tips on breaking into this area of dietetics.

Aisling is a Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian as well as a BDA spokesperson. She has 12 years of health and nutrition experience, varying across a variety of healthcare, academic and media settings. Aisling’s nutrition messages are simple and realistic and she takes an anti-fad, pro-health approach to diet and health. Aisling is currently working as Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board part time alongside her PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Aisling runs a freelance consultancy Dietitian Wales. At the moment she is also running a special one-off series of media training for the British Dietetic Association specialist groups and branches.

Clare is a Registered Dietitian and BDA media spokesperson - She was awarded BDA spokesperson of the year in 2019 and 2023! Clare qualified 14 years ago and has specialised in paediatrics for the last 12 years. For the past 12 months she has worked in the NHS as a Lead Principal Dietitian for a hospital on the South Coast, prior to this she spent a number of years at Great Ormond Street. Alongside, Clare has a freelance private practice where she offers private consultations and she also works with food companies in product development and recipe analysis and with law firms as an expert witness. She is a regular contributor to the written media and TV and Radio. Clare is also on the committee of the ARFID SIG group which is a very active group, about to be launched as a new BDA Group. She was one of the authors of the BDA Position Statement and they have just written a new BDA course on managing ARFID with the first date set for May.


Show Notes:
Aisling’s website: https://dietitianwales.co.uk
Aisling’s Instagram and X: @dietitianwales

Clare’s website: https://claretw.com
Clare’s Instagram: @claretwdiet
Clare’s X: @thorntonwood
• BDA media course link: https://www.bda.uk.com/news-campaigns/media/bda-media-training.html
• BDA Press Office email: pr@bda.uk.com
• Recent news stories featuring BDA spokespeople: https://www.bda.uk.com/news-campaigns/media/in-the-media.html

As a dietitian, have you ever wondered about being quoted in the paper, interviewed on the radio or even appearing on a TV programme? If so, then today’s episode is just for you! Dietitians in the media play a crucial role in shaping public understanding and perceptions of nutrition and health, by translating complex nutritional information into accessible and relatable content. Today we’re joined by two expert guests and BDA media-spokespeople who have a wealth of experience in this area, appearing in print media as well as on TV and radio. Our guests will shine a light on the role of a media dietitian, unpack the training required and we’ll hear their top tips on breaking into this area of dietetics.

Aisling is a Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian as well as a BDA spokesperson. She has 12 years of health and nutrition experience, varying across a variety of healthcare, academic and media settings. Aisling’s nutrition messages are simple and realistic and she takes an anti-fad, pro-health approach to diet and health. Aisling is currently working as Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board part time alongside her PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Aisling runs a freelance consultancy Dietitian Wales. At the moment she is also running a special one-off series of media training for the British Dietetic Association specialist groups and branches.

Clare is a Registered Dietitian and BDA media spokesperson - She was awarded BDA spokesperson of the year in 2019 and 2023! Clare qualified 14 years ago and has specialised in paediatrics for the last 12 years. For the past 12 months she has worked in the NHS as a Lead Principal Dietitian for a hospital on the South Coast, prior to this she spent a number of years at Great Ormond Street. Alongside, Clare has a freelance private practice where she offers private consultations and she also works with food companies in product development and recipe analysis and with law firms as an expert witness. She is a regular contributor to the written media and TV and Radio. Clare is also on the committee of the ARFID SIG group which is a very active group, about to be launched as a new BDA Group. She was one of the authors of the BDA Position Statement and they have just written a new BDA course on managing ARFID with the first date set for May.


Show Notes:
Aisling’s website: https://dietitianwales.co.uk
Aisling’s Instagram and X: @dietitianwales

Clare’s website: https://claretw.com
Clare’s Instagram: @claretwdiet
Clare’s X: @thorntonwood
• BDA media course link: https://www.bda.uk.com/news-campaigns/media/bda-media-training.html
• BDA Press Office email: pr@bda.uk.com
• Recent news stories featuring BDA spokespeople: https://www.bda.uk.com/news-campaigns/media/in-the-media.html

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