To help the NHC effectively communicate the science about behind healthy hydration, the NHC have a number of memberships.
We work with the British Dietetics Association (BDA) through our corporate membership to help communicate the benefits of healthy hydration in a meaningful way.
Dr Emma Derbyshire is a permanent member of the health group and we also work with a number of other experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics to help support our work.
The British Dietetic Association
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce. They are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members. Founded in 1936, we are one of the oldest and most experienced dietetic organisations in the world. Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, Non-Government Organisations and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals.
Dr Emma Derbyshire
Emma is a public health nutritionist and founder of Nutritional Insight. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications winning several Emerald Literarti writing awards. She has over 10 years’ experience working in academia as a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her specialism is maternal nutrition, and has published a book entitled ‘Nutrition in the Childbearing Years’. She has also is author of the Natural Hydration Council factsheets.
July 2013, Men’s hydrationDr Joan Gandy Dietetic and Nutrition Consultant
October 2012, Hydration and urology issues
Clinical Nurse Specialist in urology, continence and stoma, Weston General Hospital
June 2012, Drivers and barriers in children’s eating and drinkingDr Leigh Gibson Director of the Clinical and Health Psychology Research Centre, University of Roehampton
October 2011, Water and weight managementDr George Grimble Principal Teaching Fellow, Centre for Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Division of Medicine, University College London
June 2011, Hydration and exerciseProfessor Paul Gately Professor Exercise and Obesity Leeds Metropolitan University
February 2011, Hydration and cognitionDr Caroline Edmonds Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of East London and Honorary Research Fellow at the MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre at the Institute of Child Health, University College London