2017-2018 Activities

dsThe new board is looking forward to serving our members in the 2017-2018 term!

All* OADA Member Meetings will be on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month, 5:30-7:30pm in the "Olympics Room"
at the Physician's Pavilion next to Capital Medical Center, Suite 403 (4th Floor).

  • Saturday, Sept 16, 2017, *Kick-off meeting*
  • Nov. 14, 2017
  • Dec 12, 2017
  • Feb 13, 2018
  • Mar 13, 2018
  • May 8, 2018

OADA Activities and Events

Tues, May 8th, 2018, OADA Member Meeting **LAST ONE for 2018!** 
Open OADA Board Positions for 2018-2019~ Hope you will consider joining the team!
Physician's Pavilion, Suite 403
"Parkinson's Disease and Diet"
CEU's: 2
Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the main symptoms and, basic pathology of Parkinson's Disease (PD) and how the diagnosis is made.
2. Participants will be able to describe a brief pathophysiology of PD and how diet plays a role in the disease of PD.
3. Participants will be able to evaluate a patient with PD and screen for primary symptoms that may be improved with specific diet changes.

FREE!! SAFEWAY Grocery Store Tours open to the PUBLIC! (see brochure)
2 Opportunities!: 
Sat, Apr 28th OR Sat, May 5th

"Guidance in Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle": For those affected or diagnosed with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes

For more information and to sign-up, contact:

Diana Smith, MSA RD/N (Registered Dietitian and Pharmacist)
(360) 688-3526

Sat, May 5, 2018, 8:30am-1:30pm
EVENT: Washington Dietetics in Health Care Communities (WADHCC) Spring Conference (brochure)
Renal Dietitian Beth Shanaman:  "Ack...I have a new renal patient...what do I do?!?"
Geriatric Medicine Physician Liane Hirano:  "Common Issues in the Aging Gut"
CEU's: 4
**REGISTER by May 1st!**

Tues, Mar. 13th, 2018, OADA Member Meeting
Location: Physician's Pavilion, Suite 403 (map)
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Topic:  "Celebrating the table: Global travel engaging others with food." 
Speaker:  Martha Marino, MA RDN CD
CEU's: 2

Presentation Summary:
Recent travel to seven countries gave Martha Marino a first-hand opportunity to talk with others about their traditional foods and diets. Come as an armchair traveler to hear her stories connecting with local people about the foods they love. Many of the clients seen by RDNs face food options unfamiliar to their preferences and cultural patterns. Reflect on your family’s traditional foods and your own experiences tasting unusual ones to enhance the ways you engage others to talk about food.
Learning objectives:
1. Participants will state at least one way to engage others to talk about foods in their typical diets.
2. Participants will identify personal experiences tasting new foods in order to empathize with clients’ feelings about trying unfamiliar foods.

Fri, Mar 2nd,2018, National Nutrition Month Kick-Off Event
Hands On Children's Museum
A volunteer opportunity! 

FREE!! Class Series: Eat Smart, Live Strong

Every Tuesday in February (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)
Olympia Senior Center, Rm 208
222 Columbia St NW, Olympia 98501 (map/directions)

New FREE series of 4 lessons for older adults, Eat Smart, Live Strong. Enjoy fun and lively activities with other older adults!  Talk about easy ways to make smart food choices and exercise more. Learn how you can Eat Smart and Live Strong. 
For more info and to sign-up, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4dabab22a5fc1-newsession

Tues, Feb 13, 2018, 
OADA Member Meeting
Physician's Pavilion
FINI Grant Program: Increasing fruit and vegetable purchases among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
Jamie Wells, MPH

Tues, Dec. 12, 2017,
OADA Member Meeting
Physician's Pavilion, Suite 403
Time:  5:30-7:30pm
Topic:  Issues in Home Nutrition Support
Speaker:  Kelly Alford, MS, RDN CD, ACSM-CEP
CEU's:  2


*Discuss documentation needed for insurance qualification of patients needing home nutrition support
*Provide brief introduction of home nutrition support (PN/EN) methods
*Outline importance of coordination of care (inpatient vs outpatient vs home follow-up)
*Discuss patient/family concerns related to home nutrition support
*Troubleshooting options in home nutrition complications
*Adjusting nutrition support orders for home setting

Tues, Nov. 14, 2017, OADA Member Meeting
Physician's Pavilion, Suite 403 (map)
Time: 5:30-7:30pm

 Defining Pediatric Nutrition In An Acute Care Setting
Speaker: Erika Hickmott, RD
CEU's: 2

Sat, Sept. 16, 2017
OADA Kick-off Meeting
 Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm (map)
CEUs: approved for 2.0 hrs

Summary: (link to photo album on Facebook)
In addition to our meeting, owner Carolyn Lattin will speak about her farm-growing techniques, producing vegetables, making cider, raising animals, etc., We will also be able to wander through the fields to check out all the seasonal produce they are currently growing. All OADA members who attend will receive a cup of cider and a doughnut. Apple fritters and apple cider slushies can be purchased individually for a few dollars each.

Fri, Sept 1, 2017

Event: "Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity"
Annual 2-day Fall Conference by Washington Assoc for Food and Nutrition Professionals & Washington Dietetics in Health Care Communities
Event Dates: Sept 15-16

“Hello! Please join the Washington Association for Food and Nutrition Professionals and Washington Dietetics in Health Care Communities at the beautiful Semihamoo Resort in Blaine, Wa for our annual 2-day fall conference. We are excited to feature Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD. RDN, LD, CNSC, FASPEN, FAND discussing IBS and the Low FODMAP diet, Suzanne Quiring, CDM, RDN discussing resident-directed dining, Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, CD, CDE helping us unravel the complexity of bariatric surgery, and Janice Duivestein, BSR OT/PT, MRSc discussing the new dysphagia diet changes from the IDDSI as well as many more wonderful speakers. Participants are eligible for 11 CEUs! Members of WA-ANFP and WA-DHCC receive a discount and annual memberships are very affordable and come with fantastic benefits! The conference is scheduled for September 15-16th, 2017 and registration is due September 1st, 2017. Discounted hotel rooms available for a limited time. Visit either the WA-ANFP or WA-DHCC website (http://www.eatrightwashington.org/wadhcc/page/calendar) for more information! Hope to see you there!” 

Thank you,
Lindsey Callihan, MS, RDN, CD
Providence Mount St. Vincent
206.938.6247 or Ext: 28247

Sun, Aug. 27, 2017 
OADA Event, "Summer Meet
& Greet Potluck" (link to photo album on our Facebook page)
Location: LBA Park (map)
Time: 1-3pm
Things to note:

  • Families, RDN/DTR friends and colleages are welcome to attend!!
  • There will be fun games and prizes and, as always, lots of good company & conversation!
  • There are some plugs available at our site to accomodate small electrical applicances (ie.crock pots)
  • Alcohol is not allowed on-site

Past meetings and events for 2016-2017