The British Dietetic Association, established in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians.
- advance the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects;
- promote training and education in the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects;
- regulate the relations between dietitians and their employer through the BDA Trade Union.
In 1983 Her Majesty the Queen honoured the Association by graciously accepting an invitation to grant her patronage to the British Dietetic Association.
The Association aims to: inform, protect, represent, and support its 7000+ members. Most are qualified dietitians, holding a degree or postgraduate diploma recognised for registration by the Health and Care Professions Council.
- Coming soon: the new BDA website, due April 2014.
- Annual Report 2013.
- The BDA Coat of Arms.
- History of the BDA.
- Impact Report 2009 - 2012 (7.25Mb, December 2012).
- Memorandum and Articles of the Association (revised June 2010).
- Specialist dietitian groups.
- Strategic Plan 2012 - 2015 (662Kb, December 2012).
- Trade Union Rule Book and Terms of Reference (March 2011).
- Bylaws: membership bylaws, postal ballot bylaws, investigatory and disciplinary bylaws, and elections bylaws.
- BDA General and Education Trust.
- BDA Honorary Chairman - 1936 to present day.
- BDA Presidents since inception.
- Joining the British Dietetic Association.
- Identifying BDA members: MBDA logo and use of the BDA logo.