BDA Membership

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the largest association of food and nutrition professionals in the UK, and the only body supporting the whole of the dietetic workforce. The BDA is both a professional body and trade union, representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our 9,600+ members.

I believe it is very important when working as a dietitian to be part of this highly professional organisation, to keep up to date in my profession. BDA full member dietitian

Join Us


Are you a registered dietitian, dietetic support worker/assistant practitioner, dietetic student, a nutritionist with a recognised nutrition degree, or simply have an occupational interest in food and nutrition? If so, we invite you to join us online today. 

Membership categories



We have six different membership categories to cater for the varying roles within the dietetic workforce.

Find out which categoryyou're eligible for and join us today.



We provide our members with bespoke resources, benefits and services to help support their day-to-day professional needs, their practice and their CPD. 

Worth over £1,600 but costing just £25.40 a month for BDA full members, find out about all the benefits of joining.



We try to keep membership value high and costs as low as possible. 95% of our members choose to pay their membership via the affordable and convenient direct debit payment option.

Check out the costs before joining.



Supporting and representing members

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We support and represent our members 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 team to help them in their 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 our members can get involved.




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 to consider joining us