Election Results

Thank you to all our DDA Members who voted in our recent Elections! Please welcome your Dallas Dietetic Alliance Executive Board Members for 2019-2020:

  • President-Elect: Sapna Punjabi Gupta
  • Secretary: Jennifer Piazza
  • Treasurer: Mina McAnelly
  • Meeting Coordinator: Megan Dzekunskas
  • Annual Conference Coordinator: Emily Weeks
  • Social Media Chair: Jordan Palmer
  • Nominating Team Chair: Katie McKee

To learn more about the Executive and Governing Boards visit our Leadership Page.


Congratulations 2019 DDA Members of the Month | Read more about these exceptional DDA Members on our Social Media

  • January: Dottie Brashear, RDN, LD
  • February: Amber Davis, MS, RDN, LD
  • March: Roxana Wroblewski
  • April: Jessie Yearwood, MS, RD, LD
  • May: Kendal Ecker Gheen, MS, RDN, LD
  • June: Megan Dzekunskas
  • July: Emily Weeks, RDN, LD
  • August: Brittney Gross

Congratulations to Our 2017-2018 Scholarship Winners!

  • Dallas Academy Endowed Scholarship- Patricia Clesca
  • Dallas Dietetic Alliance Annual Scholarship- Shea Cox

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January 2019

January 2019 Meeting

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Romanos Macaroni Grill – Legacy, 7205 N. Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75025 United States
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  • Speaker: Dolores Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, LD
  • Title: Pitch Perfect: Turn Your Nutrition Expertise into Something to Talk About
  • Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Sign In/Networking: 5:30-6:00pm
  • Presentation: 6:00-6:45pm
    Place: Romano's Macaroni Grill - Legacy

    • 7205 N. Central Expressway, Plano, Texas 75025
  • Appetizers will be provided
  • 1 CEU provided
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February 2019

Avocado University

February 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Avocados From Mexico’s Culinary Center, 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Suite 847E
Irving, TX 75039 United States
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  • Title: Avocado University | Updates on Avocado Nutrition and MORE!
  • Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Time of Meeting: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Avocados From Mexico’s Culinary Center 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 847E Irving, TX 75039

Please RSVP to [email protected] by January 22nd

  • Limited seating, Reservation required, First 20 people only
  • 5 CPE provided
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • No cost to current DDA members
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February 2019 Meeting: Food and Mood, Dietary Approaches to Anxiety and Depression

February 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welbourn Street
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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  • Speaker: Dr. Meagan Purdy
  • Title: Food and Mood, Dietary Approaches to Anxiety and Depression
  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Sign-in and Network: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Time of Meeting: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Location: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at 2222 Welbourn Street, Dallas TX 75219
  • 1 CPE provided
  • Appetizers will be provided
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    March 2019

    March 2019 Meeting: The Challenges of Communication, Education, and Motivation: My Personal Professional Experience & Reflection

    March 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
    Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak St
    Dallas, TX 75204 United States
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    • Speaker: Keri Stoner-Davis MS, RDN, LD
    • Title: The Challenges of Communication, Education, and Motivation: My Personal Professional Experience & Reflection
    • Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2019
    • Sign-in and Network: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Time of Meeting: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
    • Location: Meadows Conference Center: 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
  • 1 CPE provided
  • Appetizers will be provided
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    April 2019

    April 2019: Tour of the Animal Nutrition Center at the Dallas Zoo

    April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Dallas Zoo, 650 South R L Thornton Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75203 United States
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    • Speaker: Kerri Slifka MS
    • Title: Tour of the Animal Nutrition Center at the Dallas Zoo
    • Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • Sign-in and Network: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Time of Meeting: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Location: Animal Nutrition Center Dallas Zoo at 1021 S. Ewing, Dallas, TX 75216
  • 1 CPE provided
  • Please RSVP at [email protected]
  • Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged
  • This meeting will not provide food or a live stream/recording
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    May 2019

    May 2019: Using Food as Medicine – Fermented Foods Workshop for Intestinal Health

    May 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Carpathia Collaborative Teaching Kitchen, 10260 N. Central Expy, Suite 210
    Dallas, TX 75231 United States
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    • Speaker: Alicia Galvin MEd, RD, LD, CLT, IFNCP
    • Title: Using Food As Medicine-Fermented Foods Workshop for Intestinal Health
    • Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
    • Sign-in and Network: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Time of Meeting: 6:00 pm
    • Location: Carpathia Collaborative Teaching Kitchen: 10260 N. Central Expy, Suite 210, Dallas, TX 75231
  • 1 CPE provided
  • Appetizers will be provided
  • Limit to 15 people | Please RSVP at [email protected]
  • Live stream/recording for members only
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    September 2019

    September 2019: How to Recognize Eating Disorders and Care For Patients with Suspected Eating Disorders

    September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    Eating Disorders Solutions Dallas Headquarters, 3300 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 102
    Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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    • Speaker: Emily Baum, MS, RDN, LD
    • Title: How to Recognize Eating Disorders and Care For Patients with Suspected Eating Disorders
    • Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • Sign-in and Network: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Time of Meeting: 6:30 pm
    • Location: Eating Disorders Solutions Dallas Headquarters: 3300 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 102, Dallas, TX 75219
  • 1 CPE provided
  • Refreshments will be provided
  • Limit to 20 people | Please RSVP at [email protected]
  • Live stream/recording for members only
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    October 2019

    October 2019: Vegetarianism and the RD’s Role in Food Sustainability

    October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    George | Coffee + Provisions, 462 Houston Street
    Coppell, TX 75019 United States
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    • Speaker: Dori Coetzee, MS, RD, LD
    • Title: Vegetarianism and the RD's Role in Food Sustainability
    • Date: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    • Sign-in and Network: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Time of Meeting: 6:30 pm
    • Location: George | Coffee + Provisions at 462 Houston Street, Coppell, TX 75019
  • 1 CPE provided
  • Refreshments will be provided | Don't Forget to Bring Reusable Cups!
  • Limit to 30 people | Please RSVP at [email protected]
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    November 2019

    2019 Culinary Immersion Workshop

    November 15, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
    Hackberry Creek Country Club, 1901 W Royal Lane
    Irving, TX 75063 United States
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    • Description: Immerse yourself into the world of culinary nutrition with a jam-packed day of presentations and cooking demos by the area's top culinary dietitians, chefs, and herbalists.
    • Date: Friday, November 15th, 2019
    • Time: 9am-4pm
    • Place: Hackberry Creek Country Club
      1901 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX 75063
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    January 2020

    January DDA Meeting: Infused Oils & Vinegars

    January 16 @ 5:30 pm
    12835 Preston Road #302, 12835 Preston Road #302 United States + Google Map

    Oils and Vinegars is the premier Dallas location for over 50 varieties of the finest imported Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Aged Balsamic vinegars, infused oils and vinegars, and specialty teas. Chef Michelle will talk about the myths and misconceptions of olive oils, the chemistry and health benefits of using high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic vinegars in your diet, and the process for manufacturing Olive Oils and Balsamics. All products are open for tasting at our Unique Tasting…

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