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The BDA is the only body in the UK representing the whole of the dietetic workforce. We are a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of our members.

Founded in 1936, we are one of the oldest and most experienced dietetic organisations in the world. Membership is open to anyone working in dietetics, in nutrition, or who has an interest in diet or food, throughout the world. We represent the whole of the dietetic workforce - practitioners, researchers, educators, support workers and students.

The only union and professional body in the UK representing the whole dietetic workforce. 

  • We’ll support you with advice, support and representation if you face problems at work.
  • We’re here for anyone working or interested in dietetics or nutrition, including practitioners, researchers, educators, support workers and students.
  • Membership costs vary.
Main Trades
Health - private sector
Health - public sector
Male 497 | Female 7,968 | Other 387 | Total 8,852
Employers represented include:

NHS, Private health sector

General secretary
Head of employment relations: Annette Mansell-Green
Cost of membership

Full Membership: £307.30
Associate Membership (DSW Band 5+): £154.29
Associate Membership (DSW Band 4): £104.82
Associate Membership (SENr): £137.91
Alliance Membership: £154.29
Student Membership: First year free, additional years £39

Membership benefits

As both a professional body and trade union, we’ve worked hard to provide our members with tangible bespoke benefits and services (worth over £1,600) to cater for their professional needs. These benefits and services cover a wide range of areas including representative and legal, education and professional development, resources, promotion, events and saving our members' money.


3rd Floor, Interchange Place

151-165 Edmund Street


B3 2TA

0121 200 8021
0121 200 8081
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