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 our temporary meeting space at the conference room inside of PCI Pest Control located at 2812 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

Upcoming Events:
*More details will be added as events near 
Tuesday, February 13th at 5:30 pm
Sustainability on the Plate: Dietitians as Climate Champions
Featuring guest speaker Mary Purdy, MS, RDN - Integrative & Functional Eco-Dietitian
Event available via Zoom from the comfort of your own home or join us at our in person watch party!
Mary will join us via Zoom to present a variety of information on this topic including
- Learn more about environmental/sustainable nutrition practices.
- How we as dietitians can help reduce food waste and support sustainable packaging practices.
- The benefits of providing/implementing plant based options.
Mary has a wide range of experience to glean from. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr University, teaching in both the Nutrition and Naturopathic departments as well as the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine department. She is the host of "The Nutrition Show" podcast and a Trained Climate Reality Leader. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Mary had a career in New York City as an actor, including stand up comedy!
Please join us via Zoom from the comfort of your own home or join us in person for a viewing party. We will have dinner provided at the viewing party as well. We hope to see you there!



Past Events:

Tuesday, January 9th at 5:30 pm

Food as Medicine with guest speakers from Region 10 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Priya Helwig (Executive Officer) and Louise Ryan (Regional Administrator for the Administration for Community Living).


Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 pm

Gender Affirming Nutrition Care  featuring guest speaker Lisa Lovejoy, MEd, RD, CSSD, CD


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! 









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)