Welcome to the Association of UK Dietitians
The British Dietetic Association (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.
In 1983 Her Majesty the Queen honoured the Association by graciously accepting an invitation to grant her patronage to the British Dietetic Association.
The dietetic profession
Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.
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A success story
The BDA is the largest association of food and nutrition professionals in the UK.
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Work with us
Get involved with one of the volunteering opportunities available to members; collaborate with us as a fellow allied health professional or third sector organisation; sign up as a corporate member.
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Other BDA services
We offer a wide range of services to corporate members and other organisations seeking expertise from our members.
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