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Membership Benefits

Being a member of the BDA membership community provides dietetic professionals with a bespoke range of vital benefits and services (worth over £2,000 per year) to support them in their day-to-day dietetic practice. 

See a full benefits overview below, alongside benefits by category



Top Valued Benefits

Members consistently rank these as the most valued BDA benefits and sevrices provided as part of BDA membership

Professional Insurance

Vital professional indemnity insurance (PII) is provided as part of BDA membership, covering dietetic practice in all areas of the world apart from America, Canada and Cayman Islands for up to £20million in aggregate for the membership year. Access your insurance documentation and proof of annual cover.

Trade Union & BDA Legal

Our Trade Union provides BDA full & associate members with bespoke, expert support and advice for any workplace issue they may face. Unlike some of the larger generalist Unions, the BDA Union has years of specialist experience representing the dietetic profession.


Unlimited access to the huge evidence-based PEN system (worth £390) is provided as part of BDA membership. PEN keeps dietetic professionals and students up-to-date with the evidence-base and the fast-paced world of dietetics. Built by dietitians for dietitians, the PEN system condenses and summarises the nutrition and dietetic evidence-base on more than 200 nutrition and dietetic-related topics, and translates this for you into practical information

Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

The high impact factor BDA Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (JHND), provided to BDA members, is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides the latest research, reviews, practice guidelines and discussion papers across the fields of nutrition and dietetics.

Local Branch community

BDA Branches support members at a local level by providing excellent low cost, high quality CPD and networking events in their local areas.

Dietetics Today

The Official BDA members magazine, providing latest BDA and professional news, a clinical section, department focus, member case studies and pilots, volunteer corner, CPD reflection questions, upcoming courses and events, and much more.

Our e-zines

We provide our BDA member community with useful regular e-zines to keep them informed and aware of the latest news, views and research across the profession. 

Specialist Groups

The BDA's Specialist Groups offer the most current information, leadership, and expertise to members working or specialising in a professional area. Having 18 specialist groups gives a true indication of the real breadth of expertise within the dietetic profession.BDA members can join one or more groups to access online discussion networks, expert professional knowledge, CPD events, specialist news, awards, bursaries, volunteer opportunities and more.