Services and insights

Demand for choice and new products is driving innovation at a faster pace than ever. This, combined with policy drivers for clear product information and stronger guidelines for labelling and procurement, means that manufacturers and retailers need to communicate their response to these demands to a wide variety of key opinion formers as well as consumers.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals, with a protected title regulated by the HCPC, acknowledged by all Government departments and the National Health Service. They are uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about food into practical dietary advice. External organisations are able to access their expertise via the BDA in a variety of ways:

Advisory and Briefing Meetings

Ideal for gaining insights from members around disease areas, best practice, product use or the NHS climate. We a quality assured process to screen and recruit up to 8 participants according to a jointly developed brief, and have developed and delivered this service for corporate members and other clients over the past five years. The meetings are usually held in a central location, often hosted at the BDA offices in Birmingham, and occasionally held within a BDA event depending on what your objectives are.

A big thank you for helping arrange the participants to this meeting. It was very fruitful and gave much insights. The participants were excellent, really motivated to attend and engage.
Medical Affairs Manager, Nutricia.

Contact the Partnerships & Sponsorship Officer for advice on this service. Jo Lewis, Tel: 0121 2008030, Email:

Website polls *NEW*

If you have a burning question to ask BDA members, we offer a new service to include a poll question on the BDA website. These can be hosted within any page on the site and offer an opportunity to take the temperature of the membership on an issue or product.

This service is only available to corporate members of the BDA. For more information on corporate membership please visit these pages.


POLL RATESIndividual MembersCorporate Members [Strategic]   (Key Supporter)AHP /Charity / NGOsCommercial Companies
Per question per week Not available One FOC per year with incentive then £367.50 (£525 plus incentive for brand partners) Not available Not available

Surveys of the BDA membership *NEW*

If you are looking for opportunities to gain more detailed quantitative insights from BDA members, we offer several different opportunities – via our annual membership survey, or via the promotion of a separate survey in the Member’s Monthly eZine.

The annual member survey, usually sent to members in June, is targeted across the whole BDA membership so reflective of general opinion amongst dietitians on technology platforms, services, disease areas or a food / beverage category. As well as offering great brand visibility, we receive more than 2000 responses so you can be sure this activity will also add to your business intelligence. Participation is prioritised for corporate members of the BDA but it can be accessed by other organisations (subject to approval according to the BDA Partnerships & Sponsorship Guidelines).

Alternatively, BDA members, corporate members and other organisations may contact us to co-ordinate the dissemination of your own survey via our eNewsletter, Member’s Monthly, or via a dedicated email sent to members.

SURVEYSIndividual MembersCorporate Members [Strategic]   (Key Supporter)AHP /Charity / NGOsCommercial Companies
Promotion via Member’s Monthly with one reminder £275 One  included per year with   incentive then £367.50 (£525 plus incentive for key supporter) £525 £525 plus incentive
Promotion via one off email – whole membership £500 £700 (£1000) £700 Not available
Promotion via one off email – selected membership (eg regional /   specialism) £200 set up cost plus 15p per contact (min 500 members) £200 set up cost plus 30p per contact up to £1000 Not available Not available


To discuss your requirements, please contact the BDA Partnerships & Sponsorship Officer in the first instance: Jo Lewis, Tel: 0121 2008030, Email: