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The BDA regularly works with commercial companies on a range of activities which usually fall into the below categories. The sections below help you find out more.

Current Projects

We partner with external organisations on projects where shared aims exist to create more impact. We'd love to hear about your projects too or if you're interested in one of our other programmes.

Current projects seeking partnerships include:

BDA Work Ready

 


www.bdaworkready.co.uk The BDA has a national network of accredited workplace specialist dietitians, who offer a range of interventions in corporate, manufacturing, construction, retail and healthcare settings. In 2019/2020 the Work Ready steering group is focussing on:

  • Supporting workers to adjust to the 'new normal' during and post Covid 19
  • The production of a range of new tools to support healthier, more mindful snacking

Current projects seeking partnership include:

  • A new resource on healthy snacks
  • Tailored tools for key workers

If you are interested in working with us on these initiatives please email workready@bda.uk.com

Let's Get Cooking

 

www.letsgetcooking.org.uk Let's Get Cooking has a strong legacy in the development of skills and confidence in community cookery. Via train the trainer models or direct education, our team is supporting local authorities and commercial organisations to offer practical cookery sessions designed to improve health. We work in a variety of settings including schools, community centres and offices.

Current projects seeking partnerships include:

We know that many families have enjoyed cooking more at home during the lockdown, but others have struggled with the confidence and skills to do so. This project would support community initiatives to help  children and parents enjoy cooking at home.

For more information on these initiatives please contact letsgetcooking@bda.uk.com

Sustainable Diets

www.bda.uk.com/onebluedot The BDA's project for environmentally sustainable diets - One Blue Dot - is in its third year. This highly successful initiative comprises of a range of tools for dietitians and the public to use so we can all play our part in halting the climate crisis. Shortlisted in the Best Partnerships category of the Associations Excellence Awards 2019, this project continues to be a major inititaive for the BDA.

We are currently seeking project partners for:

  • Tools to support behaviour change in student and single person households

For more information on this initiative please contact partnerships@bda.uk.com

Corporate membership

An annual corporate membership with the BDA is for organisations who work with the BDA more strategically and want to demonstrate support for the profession. These relationships also publicly acknowledge the role which external organisations play in helping the BDA to achieve its aims and the delivery of our strategic plan.

We offer membership at two levels:

  • Strategic PartnerWorks for organisations seeking high level insights and ongoing support. The package is designed to meet medium and long term shared objectives with the BDA.

  • Key SupporterWorks for organisations looking to create a regular touch-point with the BDA and show commitment to our members.

For your invitation to join the UK's largest association of food and nutrition professionals, speak to Jo Lewis, External Relations and Development Officer. Contact: Tel 0121 2008030, E-mail j.lewis@bda.uk.com

Find out about our current corporate members.
 

Consultancy & insights

When you've had to pivot business priorities to ensure your most valued products are on the shelves or available in formularies, NPD and innovation has to be 100% targetted to meet future demand. BDA consultancy and insights services will give you a direct line to leaders in the field via round table meetings or surveys.

Round table meetings

Our round table meetings recruit up to 8 dietitians from across the diverse fields of practice to feed into your strategic planning and communications.

These meetings are being delivered using video conferencing during 2020 and will ensure you gather insights from BDA members or staff to tap into their wealth of knowledge and create better products or services for patients and the public. They are often written up for our in-house magazine Dietetics Today. Contact us to discuss your needs.

"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 us for advice on this service via partnerships@bda.uk.com

Surveys

If you are looking for opportunities to gain more detailed quantitative insights from BDA members, we offer several different options to collect views from the right experts.

BDA members, corporate members and sometimes other organisations may contact us to co-ordinate the dissemination of your own survey via a dedicated email sent directly to members. 

Number of members being sent survey

Individual Members

Corporate member - strategic partner

Corporate member - key supporter

Commercial Company (non-member)

Up to 500 members

£205

£740

£780

-

Up to 1000 members

£310

£1020

£1075

£1950

1000+ members

£515

£1545

£1625

Not available

To request an application form, please contact partnerships@bda.uk.com

Medical Affairs Manager, Nutricia

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.

Sponsorship

The BDA has a range of commercial sponsors - organisations who attend the BDA's events, advertise in ‘Dietetics Today’ or use the BDA’s digital platforms including the website. Please visit our pages on events and advertising or contact partnerships@bda.uk.com to find out more.

Our latest sponsorship opportunities are listed below.

BDA Awards 2020

For more than 20 years, the BDA has been hosting an awards evening to celebrate excellence within the profession. For 2020, the awards commitee are introducing five new categories to really reflect the range of practice and influence which BDA members have.

Download the BDA Awards Sponsorship leaflet or email partnerships@bda.uk.com for full details.

Advertising on this website or one of our publications

Dietetics Today (https://www.bda.uk.com/dt/home) is our flagship monthly magazine which include members’ news, features, diary dates and key product updates. The editorial and advertising team work in partnership with advertisers and members to deliver content which is topical and relevant.

From CPD features to advertorials to regular sponsored columns, we can offer a wide variety of platforms to brands wishing to communicate with dietitians.

Dietetics Today also offers space for recruitment. Visit the BDA Career Choices website (http://www.bdacareerchoices.com/) for full information.

eNewsletters

Member’s Monthly eZine - Circulation 7,500 (https://www.bda.uk.com/membership/publications/member_e-news)

Monthly email communication across whole membership to inform members of BDA activities, news and updates across all main areas of the profession, to encourage engagement.

Circulate eZine - Circulation 900 (https://www.bda.uk.com/membership/publications/member_e-news)

A monthly communication to Managers and members interested in policy. Covering the 4 home countries, this is a strategic communication including all policy updates and leadership/management information.



Who to contact?

Dietetics Today offers great opportunities for display advertising, belly bands, and the inclusion of loose flyers and inserts. Please our publishing partner for more information:

Jonathan Knight | Head of Sales

Direct Line: 01727 739 193

E-mail: Jonathan@centuryonepublishing.uk

For information about the Dietetics Today advertising rates see the Dietetics Today Rate Card (https://www.bda.uk.com/dt/ratecard).

If you would like to advertise in the Courses and Events section of Dietetics Today, please contact publications@bda.uk.com

To advertise a job vacancy, please go to the Career Choices (http://www.bdacareerchoices.com/) section the BDA jobs website.

Endorsement

Endorsement is a process whereby CPD learning activities and internal/external documents can gain a mark of quality from the BDA. 

Document endorsement

In gaining endorsement from the BDA, the provider will benefit from:

  • Quality assurance that the document is evidence based, peer reviewed and considered appropriate for document endorsement by the BDA.
  • The use of the BDA endorsement logo for the duration of the endorsement.  This logo can be used on the document produced.
  • Added value for the target audience that the document has a quality badge by the BDA, a recognised mark of quality.
  • Reassurance for consumers and health professionals that the information contained in the document is evidence based and in-line with current good practice.

For full details and an application form please visit our Document Endorsement page.

Learning endorsement

In gaining endorsement from the BDA, thelearning providers and participants will benefit from:

  • Quality assurance that the learning activity is evidence based, reviewed by a BDA CPD Assessor and considered appropriate for CPD by the BDA.
  • The use of the BDA endorsement logo for the duration of the endorsement.  This logo can be used on certificates of attendance and marketing material.
  • Added value for participants that the learning activity has a quality badge by the BDA, a recognised mark of quality.
  • Free listing in Dietetics Today, a monthly magazine circulated to approximately 9000 dietetic and nutrition professionals.  The learning activity will be listed once upon approval of the endorsement application.
  • Free listing on BDA website, which is accessed by dietetic and nutrition professionals and members of the public, from the approval date of the endorsement application to the date of the learning activity.

For more details and information on how to apply, visit our pages on CPD endorsement.