Meeting Information


Join us for our first meetings of the 2017-2018-membership year!

This year, North Sound is kicking off the member year with 2 opportunities for networking, learning, and fun. In addition to our first Professional Development Meeting of the year, hosted at Shawn O’Donnell’s in Everett, we are holding a special event at Songaia Cohousing Community in Bothell!   

September 12th, 2017 Professional Development Meeting

*Please Note: In order to be respectful of our speakers, alcohol will not be offered at this event.  We ask that members do not bring or order any before or during the lecture. Thank you for understanding* 

 Building Our Cultural Competency

Seattle Pacific University estimates a population of 4,000-10,000 Muslim’s living in the Seattle area. Gain perspective into the religion and lifestyle from Katie Isberg, a recent Bastyr graduate who completed her thesis on the knowledge gap between RD’s and the Islamic community. Following her presentation,  an Imam of the Islamic Center of Redmond, Suhail Tarmahomed,  will join us to discuss foodways, traditions,  and clarify common misconceptions of Muslim culture. You won't want to miss this! 

Enjoy a hearty meal and great conversation with your colleagues and spend some time networking, mingling before earning valuable CEU’s. Also, learn more about our special member event coming September 16th at Songaia Cohousing Community in Bothell. Earn CEU's while enjoying the sunshine during this interactive and engaging garden tour and cooking demo!

Begining in January we will no longer be providing any handouts at the meetings.

  1. You can find the speaker’s handouts online. Please find handouts here 2 days prior to the member meeting
  2. You can also use Wi-Fi at the member meetings to access all these materials at the meetings.


RSVP by emailing the NSDA or visit our Facebook event page

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Place: Shawn O’Donnell’s Banquet Room in Everett, WA: 122 128th St SE, 98208


  • 5:30-6:00 pm Membership Sign-up, Dinner, & Networking
  • 6:00-8:00 pm Presentation 

Learning Objectives Met

  • 12.3.4 Collaborates with community partners to design the program.
  • 9.4.6 Uses socially and culturally appropriate strategies in order to respect diverse cultures and values.

Learning Need Codes: CPEU Hours 2.0, Level 3

  • 1040: Cultural sensitivity
  • 8015: Cultural/ethnic food and culinary practices

You may also renew your NSDA membership at the meeting either by investing in the full year (5 Continuing Education Meetings, 10 total CEU’s) or by paying for a single meeting. Membership grants access to all 5 professional development meetings and lecture recordings.  Skip the line by signing up early here.

Sign up for membership by September 8th to attend the September 16th Sustainable Garden Tour & Cooking Demo at Songaia for FREE!


2017-2018 Meeting Schedule


Topic & Speaker

September 12th 2017

Building Our Cultural Competency, By Katie Isberg, MS

September 16th 2017

Plenty in the Plant World - Sustainable Garden Tour & Sustainable Cooking & Eating! by Food Forward

November 14th 2017

Prebiotics and the Microbiota, by Alexandra Kazaks, PhD, RD

January 9th 2018

Standards of Professional Performance, by Megan Ellison, RD

March 13th 2018

What You Need to Know About SIBO and FODMAPS, by Selva Wohlgemuth, MS, RDN

May 8th 2018

Nutritional Genomics OR Research in Health Sciences, by Chris Wade, PhD, MPH


Meetings are held at: 
Shawn O’Donnell’s 122 – 128th Street SW Everett, WA 98208. 

The 2 hour lectures begin promptly at 6:00 pm.  Please arrive at 5:30 pm to enjoy a networking
dinner.  Earn 2 CEUs by attending these presentations. 

Meeting Location:

Shawn O'Donnell's
122 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208