BDA Membership

We are the largest association of food and nutrition professionals in the UK and are the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce. As both a professional body and trade union, we represent the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members.

Join Us

Dietitians_TADAre you a registered dietitian, dietetic support worker/assistant practitioner, dietetic student or a nutritionist with a recognised nutrition degree? If so, we invite you to join us today.

Find out more about joining your professional body and trade union, then Join us online.


Membership categories


We have six different membership categories to cater for your professional needs.

We also have two additional categories for our full members (only) to transfer onto should they retire or no longer be practicing dietetics.

Find out which category suits you best before joining us today.



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We provide our members with a useful set of resources, benefits and services to help support their day-to-day professional needs. 

Worth over £1,600 but costing just £24.75 a month for BDA full members, find out about all the benefits of joining.



We now provide our members with the affordable and convenient direct debit payment option, enabling annual BDA membership to be spread across 12 monthly installments.

Check out the costs.


Supporting and representing members

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We support and represent our m embers across a wide range of areas.

As busy dietetic professionals, it’s important our members have the necessary professional indemnity cover, union representation, resources, and expert support and guidance from our dedicated BDA team to help them in your everyday practice. 

Influencing, lobbying and campaigning for members

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We do a great deal to raise the profile of dietetics, and our ongoing influencing, lobbying and campaigning activity plays a key role in doing so.

Find out more about our latest campaigns and how you can get involved.

How members benefited in 2016/17 

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We're committed to ensuring we support our members effectively in their dietetic roles.  

Take a look at the key activities we undertook in our 20167/17 year, as we prioritise our role in leading the profession, supporting our members, and building for the future.

Help us grow

Discussing_paperworkTogether, we're stronger; the more members we have, the stronger our collective voice and influence in lobbying government, promoting the profession and driving demand for dietetics.

Why not help us grow within your workplace.  Are all of your department BDA members? If not, why not become a BDA Advocate and recommend membership to a dietetic colleague or friend. Direct them to this page and to consider joining us.