The Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (KSANDF) was established in 1998. It exists as the philanthropic arm of the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND). 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(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

KSANDF supports the mission of KSAND by:

  • Funding scholarships for the dietetics profession. Funds are available to deserving students at all levels of study.
  • Recognizing dietetic practitioners for their outstanding contributions to the Association and to the profession of dietetics.

Planning for Tomorrow…
We recognize the value and impact that dietetics professionals have in supporting and advocating for a healthier lifestyle. We want to support education and reward professional excellence. The best way to do this is through our endowment program. With an endowment, the principal is never spent. Instead, only a designated percentage of the fund’s income can be spent each year.

If you have questions regarding the KSAND Foundation, please email the KSANDF Chair, Kyrstie Lindhorst, at

Where to send donations? Mail to:

6426 SW 23rd Street
Topeka, KS 66614

Please make checks out to KSANDF and note donation in the memo line.
If you would like to make a donation via credit card, please click the ‘Donate’ button below.

2021 KSANDF Awards – Nominations for awards are due early February, 2021. Email nominations to the KSANDF Awards Chair at  All Applications and supporting documents are due early February, 2021. Check back for guidelines and applications.

2021 KSANDF Scholarships – The Foundation will award (3) $1,000 student scholarships this year. Recipients will also receive complimentary registration and lunch at the 2021 KSAND Annual Conference & Exhibits, along with a recognition certificate.

Applications for the 2021 KSANDF Scholarships are due early February, 2021. Check back for guidelines and applications.

2019 Award & Scholarship Recipients and 50-Year Members

Jeannine Goetz, PhD, RD, LD
2019 Distinguished Dietitian of the Year

Joel Morgan, RD, LD
2019 Emerging Dietetic Leader

Ariel Johnston, RD, LD
2019 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

Cheryl Johnson, MS, RD, LD
2019 Golden Wheat Award

Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
2019 Mentor Award

Sara Hanna
Vaden Scholarship

Hannah Peterman
McCollum Scholarship

Laura Summerlin
Carrol Niles Henderson Scholarship

Help Support the KSAND Foundation

Do you shop on Amazon?

Since KSAND Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, you can support us with every purchase you make by signing up for the AmazonSmile Program!

Once you list the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation as your AmazonSmile recipient, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to KSAND Foundation anytime you shop!

  1. Go to
  2. Type the “Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation” in the search bar
  3. Amazon will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.
  4. Before you go shopping, make sure you are always on the SMILE site and make sure it says “Supporting the “Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation” under the search bar.

Dillons Community Rewards

Dillons Community Rewards makes fundraising easy for the KSAND Foundation. All you have to do is shop at Dillons and swipe your Dillons Plus Shoppers Card!

A customer must have 3 things to register and begin supporting the KANSAS ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS FOUNDATION:

  • A Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
  • A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
  • A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous


  1. Members must visit our website at
  2. Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account at our website)
  3. Click on “Enroll Now”
  4. Enter the 5-digit VIN and search –VY840
  5. Select your Organization and click on “Enroll”