Prior Year OADA Activities

2016-17 Activities and Events:

Tues, May 9, 2017, Member Meeting
TOPIC:The Other Dietitian: Our role in the WA Emergency Food System

Speakers: Laura Woodworth, MSN, RDN, and Megan Harlan, MS, RDN, CD
Location: Physician's Pavilion, Rm 403 

CEU's: 2

Sharing goals, challenges, and expectations of a dietitian in a non-traditional role: the Emergency food System. We will examine the everchanging landscape of hunger relief in WA State with a focus on nutritional instruction, thought and process.

REMINDER: Free Grocery Store Tours for Healthy Eating are still going!

Next Tour in Olympia:
 Thurs, April 13 @ 6pm
Location: Safeway--3215 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia 98502
For more info, including other locations, and to register:

Thurs, Mar. 16, 2017
The Emily Program is hosting "One-on-One on the Run: Multi-Disciplinary Networking for Busy Professionals"
Location: Ricardo's Restaurant in Lacey 

 (from the Emily Program)
"We're excited to gather the best clinicians, psychiatrists, and dietitians in the area to have a drink and connect across disciplines. We have extended the time of this event to 6-9pm to better accommodate busy schedules. so come and relax, boost our referral base and fight the isolation that is all too common in private practice.
We hope to see you there!"

Details and Registration
Anna Sjogren, Professional Relations Specialist
888-364-5977 ext 1833

Tues, Mar. 14, 2017, Member Meeting
 Disrupting (Food) Business As Usual: Revolutionary Ideas from Slow Food's International Conference (see flyer)
Christine Ciancetta & Jennifer Crain
Physician's Pavilion, Rm 403

2017 "Eating Healthy with Diabetes" FREE Grocery Store Tours in WA & OR
: Albertson's or Safeway grocery stores all over Washington and Oregon (see brochure for more info & all locations)

1) Sat., Mar. 18 @ 10am
Safeway--4280 Martin Way E., Olympia 98516

2) Thurs., Apr.13 @ 6pm
Safeway--3215 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia 98502

Fri, Mar. 3, 2017, 6-9pm
National Nutrition Month (FREE) Event @ The Hands On Children's Museum 
Visit HOCM website: Events/Programs
or Visit our announcement on Facebook (updated with photos 3/11/17)

*We'd love your help! if interested, please visit our "Volunteer!" page

Feb. 7, 2017, Member Meeting
Topic: Effective Approaches to Dealing with Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Speaker: Hilmar Wagner, MPH RDN CD
Location: Physician's Pavilion, Rm 403
CEUs: 2

Summary: Patients with eating disorders can often present with difficult and complex behaviors. This presentation will focus on how dietitians who do not regularly interact with these patients can use appropriate assessment tools, language and therapeutic approaches to successfully support the client in making positive changes and knowing when to appropriately refer the client to specialized care.

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify major chaacteristics of eating disorders
  2. Name at least 2 evidence-based assessment tools used i eating disorder treatment
  3. Articulate shifts in language and approach that improve communication and effective counseling with eating disorder patients.

Tues, Dec. 13, 2016, Member Meeting
Utilizing Nutrigenomics in the Field of Dietetics
CEU's: 2
Location: Physician's Pavillion, Rm 403
Speaker(s) + Bio
: From Arivale, Seattle

Ginger Hultin, MS RDN CD CSO is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and health writer. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Washington, a Master's degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University, and completed her dietetic internship at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Hospital in Chicago. Ginger is board-certified in oncology nutrition and also holds specialty certifications in weight management, personal training, and group fitness. She contributes regularly to Today’s Dietitian and Food & Nutrition Magazines. She is the current Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and Past President of the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An energetic personality, Ginger enjoys traveling, cooking, blogging, skiing and trying new local restaurants.

Chris Vogliano, MS RDN is a Registered Dietitian who has a passion for creating a sustainable and waste-free food system that is healthy for both people and the planet. As our population continues to grow, he sees dietitians as a key piece to ensuring a healthy and sustainable food supply system.  Chris has served as a research fellow for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, was awarded the “Young Dietitian of the Year” award by the state of Washington, and was recognized as “Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s” 10 RD's who are making a difference.

 Overview: Do our genes dictate our destiny or simply influence our potential? This session will highlight emerging research on nutrigenomics, and increase RDNs understanding of how to integrate genetic potential with other key biomarkers. It will discuss how nutrition-related gene variants can be modified by environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle, and demonstrate how registered dietitian nutritionists can best utilize this new approach.  With a systems approach that includes nutrigenomics, RDNs can help with the prevention of disease through individually tailored diet and lifestyle interventions.  


  1.   Describe three ways you can infuse the science of nutrigenomics into your nutrition practice
  2.  Identify common gene variants; explain how and why genes are not an individual’s destiny
  3.  Implement at least three integrative and personalized interventions with a systems approach to wellness


Tues, Nov. 8, 2016, Member Meeting
Topic:  International Nutrition Pilot Project Overview
Speaker: Dixie Havlak, RD
She will share her work with the an A.N.D. International Pilot Project, focusing on nutrition education in Central America. This project developed key nutrition-related education materials and ideas for explaining health and nutrition concepts to this population.
Location: Physician's Pavillion, Rm 403
CEU's: 2

Sat, Sept 24, 2016, Kick-Off Member Meeting, 12pm-2pm
Location: Madsen Family Cellars, 2623 Reinhardt Ln NE, Suite D, Lacey, WA
Topic: Learn about their wine making process, take a tour, and taste some local wine!
It's also a time to reconnect with our colleagues, catch up on business, and have a great start to the year.
Wine tasting fee: $5 for 6 pours
CEUs: 1.5 hours, approved by CDR

**See our photos on our OADA Facebook Page!!**(updated 10/1)/16)

, July 20, 2016, Continuing Education, 1.0 CPEU
Abbott Nutrition is hosting a Critical Care Dinner CE Program in Tacoma at El Gaucho and would like to invite OADA members.  The program qualifies for 1.0 CPEU for dietitians and requires registration at: 


For more information please contact: 
Christine Juhl, RDN
Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist, Acute Care
Abbott Nutrition
Seattle, Northern Washington, & Northern Idaho
Cell 425-408-2290