Past Years

  Meetings and events from 2014-2015:

 July 21, 2014 - The Emily Program - Real Help for eating disorders

August 11, 2014 - Board meeting

 Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Membership meeting:  Fall Kickoff Meeting for a Fermentation Workshop with Meghan Hintz, Eastside Urban Farm andGarden store.

 October 13, 2014 - Board Meeting

 Nov. 5, 2014 Membership Meeting : Chad Aschtgen, ND      Topic:  A Naturopathic Doctor's Perspective on Nutrition in Oncology

 Physician's Pavillion at Capitol Medical Center   

 Dec. 5-6, 2014Workshop in Portland: Nutrition for Sports, Exercise and Weight Management or see WSAND Calendar

 Dec. 5, 2014 9-noon Seminar Opportunity

Topic: The Impact of Family Beliefs and Behaviors Related to Body Size, Food, and Exercise on the Development of and Recovery from Eating Disorders
Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue, SE, Lacey, WA
Presenters: Michelle Wedig, PhD and Cassandra Thacker, LMFT
2 credits pending approval for Registered Dietitians, cost: free
POC: Jenni Scharf

 December 6th 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Coffee with Congressman Denny Heck at Lacey District Office in Lacey City Hall, 420 College St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503 Suite 3000

December 8, 2015 – OADA Membership meeting 5:30-7:30 pm dinner provided

1 hour Ethics Discussion w/case studies and Networking Workshop (share data bases, apps, local resources, etc.)

Location: Eastside Urban

 Farm and Garden Center (upstairs meeting room)

                 2326 4th Ave. E
                 Olympia, WA
Board meeting:  January 12, 2015
Friday, February 6th, 8:30- 3:00 p.m. WSAND Legislative Day, The United Churches of Olympia
Monday, February 9, 2015 - OADA Membership meeting : Drug Nutrient Interactions from a Pharmacist's Perspective, Zuo and Rachel Beardshear PhD, Pharm D Residents at U of W at Suite 403, Physician's Pavillion, Capital Medical Center
 Seattle :  Counseling Intensive by Molly Kellogg, RD, LCSW Psycholtherapist and Nutrition Therapist and author of "Counseling Tips for Nutrition Therapists" Registration deadline is Jan. 30,  18 credits,  and register online at or see brochure at Cost

March 9, 2015 - OADA Membership meeting -"Dropping Acid: Helping your patients treat heartburn", Speaker is Terri Fox CDE, RDN, CD Suite 403, (4th floor) Physician's Pavillion, Capital Medical Center

March 11, 2015  Happy National Dietitian Day!!!!!!

April 19-21 2015 - WSAND State Conference, Lynnwood WA - See WSAND website for details and registration

May 11, 2015 Membership Meeting 5:30-7:30 pm: Interactive Cooking Class using less familiar foods, Barbara Johnson at Physician's Pavilion Suite 403, Capital Medical Center.

May 18, 2015 Transitional Board Meeting: 5:30-7:30 pm at Sarah Fulkerson's house.

The schedule from 2013-2014 is posted below.  All meetings offered 2 CPE units.

September 28, 2013:  Kick-off Membership Meeting: Batdorf & Bronson and Olympia Farmers Market

November 4, 2013:  LTC David Smith Phd, The Application of Laboratory Data in Clinical Practice Part I

December 9, 2013:  Monica Lutgendorf , MD, Nutrition in High-Risk Pregnancy

January 11, 2014:  LTC David Smith Phd, The Application of Laboratory Data in Clinical Practice Part 2

February 10, 2014:  Valerie Lawrence, MLS, AHIP, Accessing the HEAL-WA Library

March 10, 2014:  Leanne Elko, RD, The New National School Lunch Program

May 12, 2014:  Nora Patterson, RD, Army Dietetics & New Performance Triad Program

The schedule from 2012-2013 is posted below.  All meetings offered 2 CPE units.

September 22, 2012:  Kick-Off Membership Meeting, Olympia Olive Oil first... local Jewish restaurant second.  

November 5, 2012:  Ruth Dill, RN, Heart Failure 101

January 14, 2013:  Khim Schoenacker, RD & Cynthia Reddick, Tube Feeding

February 11, 2013:  Dr. Bruce Silverman, Probiotics

May 13, 2013:  Cathy Nichols, RN, Bariatrics

The schedule from 2011-2012 is posted below.  All meetings offered 2 CPE units.

September 10, 2011 - Kick off meeting at the Thurston County Food Bank

November 14, 2011 - Eating Disorders by Laurie Schaetzel Hill

January 9, 2012 - Licensure by Heidi Roberts

February 13, 2012 - Breastfeeding by Gwen Marshall

March 12, 2012 - Ocology Presentation

May 14, 2012 – Chocolate by Debbie Smith

We had a wonderful 2010-2011 year 

Here is a list of the meetings and topics we covered, offering a total of 10 CPE units on a variety of topics.

September 25, 2010: OADA Kick-Off Meeting with Cheese Making Demo by Cathy Harding
October 11, 2010: Tube-Feeding Update by Katherine McCartney, RD
November 8, 2010: Nutrition Mission - Honduras by Dixie Havlak, RD
December 13, 2010: Creative Coaching to Make a Difference by Vince Navarre
January 10, 2011: Nutrition Across the Autism Spectrum by Stacey Oberst Peterson, RD
February 14, 2011: WA Farm to School Nutrition Program by Tricia Kovacs
March 14, 2011: Current Nutrition Research at UW by Mary Podrabsky, MPH, RD
April 11, 2011: Nutrition Programs at the WA Department of Health by Amy Ellings, MPH
May 9, 2011: Slow Food and Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) by Loretta Seppanen