The Kansas Dietetic Association serves hundreds of dietetic professionals who strive to optimize the nutrition, health and well-being of Kansans. We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest U.S. organization of food and nutrition professionals. In 2012, we celebrate our 75th Anniversary as a nonprofit organization. Our members include registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians working in diverse settings. Examples of practice areas include community, government and healthcare institutions, research, education, food service management, business and industry, students, entrepreneurial business and media.

The value of the the dietetic profession is promoted among members through partnerships with the KDA Foundation, state districts, practice groups, other organizations and sponsors. Our mission is to empower members to be the food and nutrition leaders in Kansas with a vision to optimize the health of Kansans through food and nutrition. Ongoing professional development, innovative business practices, and engagement in nutrition-related public policy further supports this vision for our members and in our communities. 


A Message from the KDA President

 It is my honor and privilege to serve as the President of the Kansas Dietetic Association. Our association is made up of talented, passionate dietetic professionals from all practice areas and geographical areas in Kansas. This positions the Kansas Dietetic Association and its members as strong leaders in the food, nutrition, and health arena in Kansas. We strive to positively impact the health and well-being of all Kansans.   Members, students, health professionals, consumers, and sponsors will find a wealth of information regarding food and nutrition topics and member issues. I invite you to explore this website.

Healthy regards,

Erin Laurie MS, RD, LD

2013-2014 KDA President


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