Activities

2019-2020 Upcoming Activities!

Browse our upcoming events below and check back often for updates and new events!

Saturday, September 21, 2019, OADA Fall Kick-off Event
Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: Email eatrightOADA@gmail.com for the address
CEU's:
 1.5-2
Topic/Speaker: 
Join the OADA board for a potluck and a food demo on jam making and vegetable fermentation!  Please bring your favorite brunch dish to share as we listen to two local RDs chat about home food preservation and quick, easy ways to make fresh summer foods last all year long! This is a great opportunity to network and mingle with local RDs, DTRs and dietetic students! Our wonderful OADA President, Jacqui Little, will be hosting this event. If you’d like to attend, please email us at eatrightOADA@gmail.com and we will send you the address!                     


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
, Member Meeting 
Time:
 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's: 1.5-2
Topic/Speaker: Disordered Eating by Hilmar Wagnar, MPH, RDN, CD from The Emily ProgramJoin us as we learn more about disordered eating, using weight-neutral language, the principles of intuitive eating and Health At Every Size!  This event will be broadcasted on Facebook Live as somewhat of a pilot project.  If you are not able to attend the presentation in person, you can tune in at 5:30 PM from your computer or mobile device. To view the presentation on Facebook Live, simply "like" the Olympia Area Dietetic Association Facebook page (olympiaareadieteticassociation), and at 5:30 PM on November 12th, our live video will show up on your newsfeed. Alternatively, you can visit our Facebook page to see the video post at this time as well. This is our first Facebook Live member meeting so please bear with us as we test out this new opportunity to reach more members. The OADA board is experimenting with different ways to connect with food and nutrition professionals in the area. We understand that everyone is busy and may not always be able to attend the meetings in person, which is why we are hoping to offer more telecommunication options in the future. Stay tuned as we roll this out!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Member Meeting
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2

Topic/Speaker: Bone Density & the Elderly by Patrick Johnson, RDN from Capital Medical Center

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Member Meeting
Time:
 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2

Topic/Speaker: Setting up Your Private Practice for Success by Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO, owner of Champagne Nutrition and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics - We'll discuss the pros and cons of going into private practice, tips for how to get started (even on the side), and how to grow what you've already got, taking it to the next level in the New Year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Member Meeting - CANCELLED 
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2

Topic/Speaker: Optimizing Cardio-metabolic Health,Moving Beyond the Fasting Lipid Panel by David Lerner, L.Ac., M.TCM - Using the lens of functional and integrative medicine, we will discuss advanced lipid and cardiovascular testing options.   These labscan give us a much better sense of which patients are at higher risk for heart attack and stroke, and help us to customize care using diet, nutritional supplements and sometimes pharmaceuticals, in order to minimize their future risk. There should be plenty of timefor questions on this particular topic, as well as functional medicine.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Member Meeting - CANCELLED
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2

Topic/Speaker: The Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids Study by Marilyn Sitaker, MPH - Marilyn will review this five-year community-based, randomized intervention trial conducted in New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Washington. The interventionconsisted of subsidized, or “cost-offset,” community supported agriculture (CSA) shares.  Payments could be made on a weekly basis, with the option of using SNAP/EBT benefits.  Nine skill-based and seasonally-tailored healthy eating classes were offered, along withbasic kitchen tools. This talk presents the main nutrition findings, comparing changes in fruit and vegetable intake for caregivers and children in the intervention group to those in the control group.

Sunday, May 3, 2020, Thurston's Hunger Walk
Time: All day
Location: Virtual
Donations made to this event benefit Senior Services, The Community Kitchen and Thurston County Food Bank. Though the actual walk has been canceled this year, participants are still encouraged to post photos/videos of themselves out for a walk (or walking in place) to the organization's Facebook page. Donations can be made following this link

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Member Meeting
Time:
 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2
Topic/Speaker: Dietary Supplements in Practice: Quality, Safety and Efficacy by Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN, FAND - With over 60% of the US population taking dietary supplements, dietitians need to be informed about the industry to keep their patients safe and ensure they are using products backed by science. Although the federal government regulates supplements, it is still a buyer beware market. In this talk, Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN, FAND will review strategies for ensuring safety and quality in dietary supplements as well as the efficacy of some popular products. Ms. Morrow will be presenting to us virtually.  We will also be holding board elections for President-Elect, Secretary and Media and Volunteer Liaison.  If interested in holding any of these boad positions, please email us at eatrightoada@gmail.com. Click here for board position descriptions. 


 Upcoming Activities for Member Year 2020-2021:


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Member Meeting 
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2
Topic/Speaker: Optimizing Cardio-metabolic Health,Moving Beyond the Fasting Lipid Panel by David Lerner, L.Ac., M.TCM - Using the lens of functional and integrative medicine, we will discuss advanced lipid and cardiovascular testing options.   These labscan give us a much better sense of which patients are at higher risk for heart attack and stroke, and help us to customize care using diet, nutritional supplements and sometimes pharmaceuticals, in order to minimize their future risk. There should be plenty of timefor questions on this particular topic, as well as functional medicine.            

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Member Meeting 
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Olympics Rm @ Physician's Pavilion (map) 
CEU's:
 1.5-2
Topic/Speaker: The Farm Fresh Foods for Healthy Kids Study by Marilyn Sitaker, MPH - Marilyn will review this five-year community-based, randomized intervention trial conducted in New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Washington. The interventionconsisted of subsidized, or “cost-offset,” community supported agriculture (CSA) shares.  Payments could be made on a weekly basis, with the option of using SNAP/EBT benefits.  Nine skill-based and seasonally-tailored healthy eating classes were offered, along withbasic kitchen tools. This talk presents the main nutrition findings, comparing changes in fruit and vegetable intake for caregivers and children in the intervention group to those in the control group.