Welcome to the British Dietetic Association

The BDA is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce. We 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.

Membership is open to anyone working in dietetics, in nutrition, or who has an interest in diet or food, throughout the world. We represent the whole of the dietetic workforce - practitioners, researchers, educators, support workers and students.

We provide a large amount of information for anyone interested in food and nutrition as well as dietetics as a career. If you are a BDA member, you will also have access to a wide variety of resources and support in your work or practice. Please look around our website to find out more.

Our Patron

In 1983 Her Majesty the Queen honoured the Association by graciously accepting an invitation to grant her patronage to the British Dietetic Association.