WELCOME

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 2017, we celebrated our 80th Anniversary as a nonprofit organization. Our members include registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) 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 accelerate improvements in state-wide health and well-being through food and nutrition with a vision of a state where all people thrive through the transformative power of 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.

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Kelly Chanay, M.Ed, RD, LD
2020-2021 KSAND President

A Message from the KSAND President

On behalf of the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) Board of Directors and 500-plus members, welcome to the KSAND website.  KSAND is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world.

Keeping our mission in the forefront: to accelerate improvements in state-wide health and well-being through food and nutrition, the 2020-21 KSAND Board of Directors is working on innovative ways to increase member awareness and training surrounding issues that confront marginalized communities so that all Kansans thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition! 

I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the KSAND membership during these challenging and uncertain times and feel a sense of excitement and optimism that KSAND will rise to the challenges presented before us in recent nation-wide and world-wide events!  A thriving and effective organization needs diverse perspectives and people who care enough to want to make a difference.  If you are one of these people and are interested in volunteering your time then please contact me at president@eatrightks.org.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Kelly

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