Olympia Area Dietetic Association


2023-2024 Upcoming Meetings and Activities!

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

Member meetings are, unless otherwise stated, the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm in the Physician's Pavillion Room 403 @ The Capital Medical Center in Olympia. 

Upcoming Events:
*More details will be added as events near 
Sunday, September 24 11am-2pm - Fall Kickoff Meeting!
Brunch Potluck with guest speaker Rachel Carns from Magic Kombucha
Join us as we kickoff the new year, brunch style!  Bring your favorite brunch item to share.  Rachel Carns from Magic Kombucha will be joining us to help us learn how to decipher commercial kombucha nutrition and ingredient labels.  Kombucha tasting to follow and door prizes too! 
The Yellow House on the Hill
5412 13th Ave SW & McKenzie Rd
Olympia, WA 98512
RSVP tp Jacqui at 360-763-6518
~~Kids and pets welcome too!~~



Past Events:

Tuesday, May 9 at 5:30pm - May Member Meeting
Virtual event via Zoom!
A Leadership Revolution: What the Pandemic Taught Us
Presented by Registered Dietitian, Alexa Halling
Join us as Alexa shares her knwoledge about the following topics:
- The latest in leadership research and how this has changed post-pandemic.
- Share stories, anecdotes and lessons learned from the Covid-19 and Monkeypox emergency response at the Washington State Department of Health.
- How do we utilize this research and experience to improve our leadership skills as dietitians.

Tuesday, March 14 5:30 pm - March Member Meeting

Motivational Interviewing with Stephanie Notaras, MS in Social Health and Counseling, PhD 

- Stephanie is the founder of Dietitian Counseling Skills Program 

- We will learn counseling strategies that will help clients become more engaged, and therefore more likely to make changes. 


Tuesday, February 21 5:30 pm - February Member Meeting

- This month's topic is: Using Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs)--Identifying root causes of dysglycemia and creating sustainable behavior change.

Presented by Certified Nutritionist Karen Kennedy MS, CN, IFNCP, join us as we learn about:
  • Learn to spot root causes for dysglycemia using a CGM
  • Learn to use the CGM as an educational tool to improve buy-in from patients
  • Learn the "minimum effective dose of change" strategy for best adherence and long-term outcome.
  • Learn what "good enough" looks like.

Tuesday, January 10 5:30 pm - January Member Meeting

- This month's topic is: The Complexity of Food Intolerances:  Identifying, managing and (yes, even) reversing intolerances to food

Presented by Registered Dietitian Heidi Turner, join us as we learn about:
  • Methods of identifying food intolerances
  • The different types of food intolerances to consider based on client presentation
  • The most common underlying drivers to food intolerance
  • How to help clients regain tolerance
  • How to stay within scope of practice

Tuesday, November 8th 5:30 pm - November Member Meeting

- Join us at our first IN-PERSON meeting back!! This month's topic is: 

Whole Foods Tube Feeding/Lactation vs. Formula in Pediatric Oncology - A Story of Collaborative Care
Presented by Registered Nurse Christina Kressin.  Join us for a fabulous dinner and a story of passion and perseverance.
Learn about the team approach between a passionate mother/RN and a supportive Registered Dietitian, as they navigate functional whole food tube feeding combined with lactation therapy to maximize the health and outcomes for her child, in pediatric oncology care.

Saturday, July 30th 11am-2pm:OADA Summer Social @ the Lawn at 13th & Mckenzie-Rescheduled to August 13th due to heat wave








WSAND President

Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Thank you for stopping by our website!

I look forward to a great 2023-2024 year filled with activities, opportunities, and networking.

Keep an eye out for information and news you can use or reach out to let us know how we can serve you.

Melissa Molloy, MS, RDN, CD (2023-24 Washington State President)