Partnership and Collaboration Strategy

The British Dietetic Association believes in the right of all to enjoy healthy, nutritious and sustainable food and  lifestyles. We achieve this by developing and  supporting activities that help children to have a healthy start to life and enable adults of all ages to maximise their health throughout life.

We are committed to working in partnership with members, other professional bodies, government,  consumer groups, health charities, food interest groups, the specialist food  industry, as well as mainstream food and drink manufacturers and  retailers.

By taking a partnership approach, we can work with organisations who share our values to create better messages  that people can understand and act upon to improve their health and that of  their families.

Sponsorships and collaborative partnerships with industry and trade bodies are important to us and our External Affairs Team help organisations identify the channels which most appropriately suit your objectives.

These collaborations are designed to increase capacity for our work by providing alternative income and resourcing for us - and raise our profile, either through better funded promotions or by  association with other prominent partner organisations.

Our partnerships 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 the links to the left to access these documents [new versions uploaded December 2017].