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 2020-2021:

  • President-Elect: Jordan Palmer
  • Secretary: Jennifer Piazza
  • Treasurer: Mina McAnelly
  • Meeting Coordinator: Janice Scott
  • Annual Conference Chair: Lisa Presley
  • Annual Conference Co-Chair: Hadley Brown
  • Communications Chair: Grace Rivers
  • Communications Co-Chair: Kira Miller
  • Nominating Team Chair: Parul Sharma

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


Congratulations this year’s DDA Members of the Month | Follow along and read more about these exceptional DDA Members on our Social Media Platforms.

  • 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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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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    February 2020

    February Meeting: Gut Microbiome and Human Behavior

    February 20 @ 5:30 pm
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St.
    Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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    Speaker Dwan Newman, RD, LD, CNSC will be presenting information on the connection between the Gut Microbiome and Human Behavior. Specifically, how what a person eats influences his/her gut microbiome enough to influence development and/or symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and/or ASD. This presentation also focuses on the nutritional changes that can improve the microbiome and subsequently improve behaviors/mental health. Kate Farms is our gracious sponsor for February's membership meeting and will be offering a taco bar from Fuzzy's Tacos…

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    March 2020

    March Meeting: Enhancing Your Online & Social Media Presence

    March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    TX United States

    March Meeting: Enhancing Your Online & Social Media Presence by Emily Weeks, RDN, LD of Zen & Spice Emily will be sharing her knowledge on ways to engage your target audience on social media platforms, food photography and videography basics, finding your voice and style for your online content, and more! You can join by downloading ZOOM Cloud Meeting app for iPhone and Android or you can join via zoom.us. DDA Members-Please send an e-mail with the subject "RSVP 03/24" to [email protected] to receive the…

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    April 2020

    April Meeting: How to Engage with Your Best Client

    April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    TX United States

    Topic & Speaker:  Whitney Stuart, MCN, RDN, LD, CDE of Whitness Nutrition will be presenting on "How to Engage with Your Best Client." She will walk us through a strategic plan to determine your niche, engage your market and find your ideal patients. She will present the strengths and weaknesses of her own strategic planning journey through the past 4 years of private practice and provide beneficial examples.Access Details: You can join this meeting by downloading the Zoom app available on iPhone and Android or by visiting zoom.us.  …

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    May 2020

    May’s Virtual Meeting

    May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
    Time: 6:00-7:00PM
    via ZOOM

    Topic & Speaker:

    You voted and we listened! Topic winner Jana Davis will be presenting on "Endocrine Disruptors Related to Food and Food Packaging."

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