The Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND), formerly known as the Kansas Dietetic Association, serves hundreds of dietetic professionals who strive to optimize the nutrition, health and well-being of Kansans. We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest U.S. organization of food and nutrition professionals. In 2012, we celebrate our 75th Anniversary as a nonprofit organization. Our members include registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians working in diverse settings. Examples of practice areas include community, government and healthcare institutions, research, education, food service management, business and industry, students, entrepreneurial business and media.

The value of the the dietetic profession is promoted among members through partnerships with the KSAND Foundation, state districts, practice groups, other organizations and sponsors. Our mission is to empower members to be the food and nutrition leaders in Kansas with a vision to optimize the health of Kansans through food and nutrition. Ongoing professional development, innovative business practices, and engagement in nutrition-related public policy further supports this vision for our members and in our communities. 

A Message from the KSAND President

Welcome to the Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (KSAND) website.  We are an affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world.


Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your KSAND president. The Executive Board continues to work on advocating for our profession at the State and Federal level, marketing private practice dietitians to physicians, and providing first-rate professional development. We are always looking for new leaders to get involved in our activities!  If interested, please contact me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


I am excited about the things that Kansas Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists have achieved. We have many leaders in the field of dietetics, including medical nutrition therapy, food production, food safety, and community nutrition. Please keep us informed of your successes. We would love to highlight new research, quality improvement projects, and public outreach on our social media channels.


Thank you for your membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and our Kansas Affiliate. I hope you will take time this year to take advantage of the many member benefits including our Private Practice Referral Directory, the biannual Communicator newsletter, the Public Policy Workshop in March, and the Annual Conference and Exhibits in April.



Angie Lanigan, MPA, RD, LD

2016-2017 KSAND President


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KSAND has six districts in Kansas with membership of 700+ Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

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Executive Director:  Abby Heidari, RDN, LD
271 S. Canyon Dr., Olathe, KS 66061
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