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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.

Main Trades
Health - private sector
Health - public sector
Male 362 | Female 8,711 | Total 9,073
Employers represented include:

NHS, Private health sector

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

Full Membership: £288
Associate Membership (DSW Band 5+): £144
Associate Membership (DSW Band 4): £98
Associate Membership (SENr): £137
Alliance Membership: £144
Student Membership: First year free, additional years £35

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.


Charles House

148/149 Great Charles Street



B3 3HT

0121 200 8021
0121 200 8081