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.
It is with great privilege that I serve as the President of the Kansas Dietetic Association. Our state is fortunate to have many talented nutrition experts including both Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians; in addition to the excellent educational institutions preparing and training future dietetic professionals. The Kansas Dietetic Association (KDA) is your source of reliable, evidence-based food and nutrition information. This website provides a wealth of information for our members, students and health professionals, consumers and sponsors.
Sarah Marcy, MS, RD, LD KDA President 2012-2013