The Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND), formerly known as 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 KSAND 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.
Welcome to the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) website. We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world.
The great state of Kansas has a long history in the field of dietetics, providing leadership in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, disease prevention, quantity food production, food safety and community nutrition to name a few.
I am honored to serve as your KSAND president. Projects the board is working on this year include building relationships with other health professionals, providing excellent professional development opportunities, and increasing the number of dietitians involved in public policy through legislative events and local food councils.
Thank you for being a member of the Academy and your Kansas Affiliate. Your board and I are working to make KSAND even better than the best that it already is.
Lisa Martin, MPH, RD, LD
President, KSAND 2015 - 2016