Key Facts

We encourage BDA members to shout loud and proud about the work they, their dietetic colleagues and wider teams do by using these key facts to promote the vital work of dietitians. We have also produced a concise document highlighting the overall benefits of dietetic intervention in NHS England, which you can find at the bottom of the page.

The Key Fact sheets, that we are continuing to develop, are written by the Specialist Groups of the BDA to raise the profile of dietitians and highlight their varied roles in different speciality areas: 

For anyone wishing to reproduce any of the information here, this is possible provided it is correctly referenced: for example, as ‘material reproduced from and copyright of the British Dietetic Association, Key Fact Sheet; Name, date,

Any further queries regarding these Key Fact Sheets can be sent to You can also use this email address if you are interested in writing a Key Fact Sheet or if you have any general questions or comments.


Benefits of dietetic intervention

Outcomesengland.jpgAs part of the toolkit for our campaign 'Trust a Dietitian', and with the support of the England Board, we have produced 'NHS priorities - the benefits of dietetic intervention' a double-sided sheet showcasing the key role of dietitians in NHS priority areas.

If you work in the NHS in England this document will help you showcase the varied role that dietitians have to play whilst supporting the NHS priorities: protecting from harm, positive care experience, recovery from ill health, preventing premature deaths and enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term conditions.