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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November 2018

November Meeting

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Medical City Dallas Hospital, 7777 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75230 United States
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Speaker: Dolores Kearney, MPH, RDN, LD Title: The Future Education Model Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Sign In/Networking: 5:30-6:00 Presentation: 6:00-7:00 Place: Medical City Dallas Park in Garage E, parking will be $2 (if 2 hours or less ) Refreshments will be provided. 1 CEU provided

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January 2019

January 2019 Meeting

January 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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