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From Loraine Hartley

Our business meeting via Teams on 21 June began with a great presentation from Megan Hughes, who spoke about the changes being made during the writing of the 3rd edition of the British Dietetic Nutrition & Hydration Digest, which is due to be published later this year. The Digest is a document jointly created by Food Services Dietitians and representatives from the HCA to be used as a toolkit of information when developing food services for health and social care. We would like to thank Megan for this informative session.

The Branch has not met over the summer months because of holidays but Sean (Chairman) and Tara have ensured we received all relevant information to keep us up to date.

It is with much sadness that we inform you that Branch member Sheila Campbell passed away peacefully on 20 July 2022. Sheila started her career in hotel catering before joining the school meals service and was then a hospital caterer for Fife Health Board for many years. She also worked as part of the Catering Monitoring team and then at the Fife School of Nursing and Midwifery before her retirement. When she retired, she and her husband Donald were great travellers, taking numerous trips abroad.

Sheila was an active member of the Branch, serving as Branch Treasurer for a number of years and Conference Treasurer on the two occasions the Branch hosted Conference. More recently we caught up with her at our AGMs, finding out what she had been up to and what trips she had planned. Sheila will be missed by her many friends and colleagues.

In August our Treasurer David (Williamson) celebrated a big birthday, which unfortunately slipped by before we noticed – but we wanted to wish him a very belated Happy Birthday. In September the team-building event was held at Lane 7 Edinburgh. We had a great game of bowling, then shuffleboard, followed by a burger and drinks. It was a great afternoon and as always, someone must be last (that would be me then!).

In October we held our committee meeting via teams, on Friday 18 November the Branch had an early Christmas lunch at Dine in Edinburgh, and we held our AGM (via Teams) on 2 December.

The Branch would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe Festive season.

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