Work With Us
There are a number of different opportunities to work with the British Dietetic Association. We're the largest association of nutrition professionals in Europe - why not collaborate with us as a fellow allied health professional or align with our strategic direction and become a corporate member?
Initiatives with commercial companies
The BDA regularly works with commercial companies on a range of activities which usually fall into the below categories:
Consultancy and insights
Gather insights from our members or staff to tap into their wealth of knowledge and create better products or services for patients. This is often achieved via focus groups, surveys or dedicated consultancy. More information.
We partner with external organisations on projects where shared aims exist to create more impact. Get in touch to let us know about your projects or if you're interested in one of our programmes such as One Blue Dot, BDA Work Ready or Let's Get Cooking.
For organisations who works with the BDA more strategically and want to demonstrate support for the BDA and the profession via an annual membership package. By application only. More information.
The BDA has a range of commercial sponsors - organisations who attend the BDA's events, advertise in ‘Dietetics Today’ or use the BDA’s digital platforms including the website. Please visit our pages on events and advertising or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We also offer endorsement for CPD activities to quality assure them and endorsement for health information to the public and other health professionals.
Process and guidelines for working with commercial companies
Our initiatives with commercial companies are governed by the BDA Working with Commercial Companies Guidelines which provide a framework for navigating each collaboration in a transparent and consistent manner. The decision-making appendices and risk assessment documents are available to BDA members only. See links below.
- Guidelines for working with commercial companies
- Toolkit for working with commercial companies (Members only)
- Meet our corporate members
- Frequently asked questions on corporate membership
- Research:BDA Member attitudes to commercial collaborations and partnerships(May 2017) [member access only]
- Commitment to transparency
Alliances and non-commercial collaborations
As we grow our political reach and influence, the BDA is increasingly approached to form links and alliances with a wide range of other organisations, professional bodies and charities in order to influence important policy issues. The BDA also forms alliances with other, primarily non-commercial, organisations for special projects and participates in coalitions with shared goals and objectives.