Welcome to the SDAND!

SDAND is an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and  Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. SDAND is a professional organization of over 200 registered dietitians, licensed nutritionists, dietetic technicians and dietetic students, residing in and around the state of South Dakota.  

As a SDAND member, you participate in an elaborate network of nutrition professionals and friends who continue to have a profound impact in the field of dietetics both locally and nationally. You remain informed of the latest issues affecting nutrition in South Dakota and in the food industry nationwide.  Most importantly, you become part of a larger community of South Dakota nutrition professionals, who share a like commitment to the nutritional challenges our state faces everyday in healthcare.

SDAND membership benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • Access to the "Member's Only" area of the website which contains, job listings, news around the state of South Dakota, up-to-date legislative information, and membership directory
  • Member savings on registration fee for the Academy, FNCE, SDAND Annual Conference, and Public Policy and Advocacy Day
  • Eligibility to apply for Awards and Scholarships
  • Free subscription to SDAND newsletter The Digest
  • Free subscription to the Academy online version of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Access to the Academy's Evidence Analysis Library for the latest and best scientific and evidence-based information, including summaries of research in diseases and conditions like childhood overweight hyperlipidemia and critical illness
  • Access to the Academy's Scientific Summaries addressing the "hot" research studies in the five priority emerging areas: Obesity/Overweight, Aging, Complementary Care and Dietary Supplements, Food Supply, Human Genome, and Genetics 
  • E-mail notifications on professional development opportunities and industry related trends

We would love for you to join! To join SDAND, click here.

Project Vote is back for 2016!

Cast your vote in our national election and help our affiliate win a FREE registration to attend the Academy’s Food and Nutrition Expo 2016, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.  This is awarded to the affiliate with the highest percentage of its members voting in the national election by affiliate size.  South Dakota won its category 2 years ago and last year came so close; let’s really push to win that opportunity for one of our dietitians, it could be YOU that makes all the difference! Members can vote February 1 – 22 at www.eatright.org/elections.  If you want to review the candidates ahead of time go to http://elections.webauthor.com/elections/candidates.cfm


Lisa Stark
SDAND President 2015-2016

Open Positions

Our nominating committee is still working hard on finding candidates for our open board positions.  The ballot will be going on in February so please contact Melissa Treinen if you are interested in getting involved.  It has been a great way for me to get to know more RDs across the state.  The outgoing position will be a mentor for these positions and you are provided with a job description and timeline to help guide your way as well as help from all the board members, if you have any questions please get in contact with Melissa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lisa Stark @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Open positions include: President Elect, State Policy Representative, Delegate, Public Policy Coordinator Elect, and Nominating Committee Member.

Social Media Update

The new social media chair, Lizzie Kuckuk, will be posting on twitter @eatrightsd,  Instagram @eatrightsouthdakota and Facebook. If anyone has nutrition news or events from around the state and country, please let me know via phone or e-mail so I can update the social media pages. I am new to South Dakota, so any help getting the pages more involved is much appreciated! :) 

Thank you,

Lizzie Kuckuk