2018-2019 Activities

The new board is looking forward to serving our members in the 2018-2019 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 15, 2018, *Off-Site Kick-off Meeting*
  • Nov. 13, 2018
  • Dec 11, 2018
  • Feb 12, 2019
  • Mar 12, 2019
  • May 14, 2019

Upcoming OADA Activities 2018-2019

Tues, Feb.12th, 2019, Member Meeting
5:30-6pm Networking- member business 
6-7:15pm- Presentation 
Location: Olympics Rm at Physician's Pavilion
Topic Summary: (approved for 1.5-2 CEU's)

“Update on Diabetes Care”
by Linda Gooding, MS, RD, CDE, CD from the Boldt Diabetes Center.

At the end of this presentation, the members will be able to:

  • State at least 1 new standard for diabetes care
  • Make dietary meal plan recommendations for clients with type 2 diabetes and those with gestational diabetes.  

Discussion Topics include:

What’s New about the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
Meal Plan Confusion – Low Carb, Mediterranean, Dash, Low Fat, Plant Based
What to Know about the Gestational Diabetes Meal Plan
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Newest Diabetes Medications

Tues, Dec. 11th, 2018, Member Meeting
Olympics Rm at Physician's Pavilion (map)
Topic Summary: (approved for 2 CEU's)

Food “Quantity and Quality”
presented by Roberts Coit, Director of the Thurston County Food Bank

The presentation will include a brief overview of the Food Bank system in Thurston County. Recent changes to specific food sources, donors and programs will be used to develop an understanding of the local food system. The challenges faced by low income households faced with food insecurity, including common access barriers, will be reviewed. Factors influencing successful food distribution, in the Food Bank setting, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, food allergies, food intolerances, cultural preferences will be discussed. Several  best practices will be showcased that seek to address these factors in order to increase nutritional density of food distributed, address access barriers, increase awareness of the benefits of healthy eating, and support healthy food choices.

Tues, Nov.13th, 2018, Member Meeting
Olympics Rm at Physician's Pavilion (map)
(approved for 2 CEU's)

What’s all the hype about this Ketogenic diet? 
Joy Moorehead, MS, RDN, CD, CLT, a private practice dietitian for more than 12 years, presents a discussion of:

  • current research regarding the Ketogenic diet (both for and against)
  • details of the diet including any nutrients of concern
  • examples of Ketogenic diet meals
  • situations where it may or may not be recommended
  • client testimonies as well as personal experiences

Fri, Sept 21- Sat, Sept 22, 2018, Event
The Washington Dietetics in Health Care Communities DPG invites you to attend our annual fall conference in coordination with the Washington Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals.

Conference Info
Join us in Kennewick, WA on September 21st and 22nd for Charting the Course for Quality Care. 
Some of the speakers are specifically relevant to skilled nursing/long term care, however some topics like implementing IDDSI, would probably be of interest to those who work in hospitals as well.
Presentations include:
Integrative and Functional Nutrition in Long Term Care with Kelly Morrow, MS, RDN
Implementing New CMS Requirements with Anna de Jesus, MBA, RD
Bridging Expertise: Collaboration for the Implementation of the IDDSI Framework with Ashley Contreras-France, MS, SLP
Celebrating and Applying Regional Cuisine to Meet the Needs of Diverse Residents with Chef Jamie Callison, CEC, AAC
8-11 CEUs available!

For details, registration,and hotel information please visit 

Sat, Sept. 15, 2018,
Kick Off Member Meeting!!
Time: 10am-12pm
10-10:30a: Introduction to gardens and tour
10:30-11:30/12pm: Volunteer in the gardens, weeding/harvesting
Olympia Kiwanis Food Bank Gardens (map)
3839 11th Ave NW, Olympia 98502

(approved for 2 CEUs):
The local Kiwanis Garden of Olympia is a volunteer-driven non-profit in which all of the food grown is directly-donated to the Thurston County food bank. Volunteers will use their time in the gardens as a way to collaborate with each other, while also getting work done that has a positive effect in our community.

The Olympia Area Dietetics Association will learn about the Kiwanis organization and their history, as well as how the gardens started and how they have now expanded to multiple gardens throughout the city. The organization harvests 25,000-30,000 pounds of vegetables and fruit from their 3 gardens, in an effort to make a difference in the community and help broaden the Food Bank’s client’s nutrition.

Olympia Kiwanis Food Bank Garden Facebook page


Past meetings and events for 2017-2018