British Dietetic Association (BDA)

The British Dietetic Association (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.

If you are interested in promoting a career in Dietetics to young people then you can request a copy of our ready made "Why become a dietitian" presentation. The presentation comes with supporting notes and can be used by dietitians and non dietitians. To request a copy please email

A dietitian is a specialist who gives people advice on food, health and nutrition. Working as a dietitian is enjoyable, diverse and secure. If you are interested in food, people, health and nutrition, it may be the job for you. You can find out more on What dietitians do and how to become a dietitian here.

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