Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) is the state’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. It is one of 53 affiliates of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy). KSAND is committed to improving the state’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy by Registered Dietitians (RDs), Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Registered Dietetic Technicians (DTRs) who are leaders in the field of dietetics. KSAND was founded in 1938 and headquartered in Topeka. At that time there were 30 members. Today, we are over 700 members strong and our executive office is in Hutchinson.
KSAND’s governance structure consists of a volunteer Executive Board of elected officers and a contractual Executive Director. In addition, the Full Board includes appointed volunteers as chairs and chair elects along with committees and teams which are empowered to meet the strategic goals of the organization. This governance structure allows the Board to govern the organization but invites the members to get involved with the KSAND’s governance on any level — from learning more about current trends affecting the profession or submitting professional issues and concerns — to volunteering for a committee or running for a national leadership position — KSAND wants to engage you as member shareholders and wants to know your ideas, concerns and issues.
The strategic goals are founded on the strategic goals of the Academy but customized to the needs of our affiliate shareholders and the public needs of those we serve within our affiliate state.
KSAND’s mission statement is: Empower Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members to be the food and nutrition leaders of Kansas.
Our Vision is: Optimize the health of Kansans through food and nutrition. KSAND adopts the Values of the Academy.
The Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (KSANDF) exists as the philanthropic arm of the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) and was founded in 1998. It is legally separate from KSAND and is registered as a not-for-profit corporation under the General Not-For-Profit Act of the State of Kansas. It is a tax-exempt entity under Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.