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Student Dietetic Association

We serve the college, community, and each other by involving as many dietetics students as possible to promote a message of health, good nutrition, and exercise.

The University of Georgia Student Dietetic Association is an organization run by students in the Department of Foods and Nutrition majoring in Dietetics. We participate in various service projects, such as preparing and distributing sandwiches for Athens PBJ and making breakfast for the homeless with Sparrow’s Nest. We recently became involved with preparing meals for Food2Kids at the Northeast Georgia Food Bank and formed a volunteer partnership with Campus Kitchen to fight senior hunger in Athens. Our club hosts various speakers from around the state who inform us about dietetic internship programs, job options in the field of dietetics, and even eating healthy. Though our organization stays very busy and works very hard to accomplish our goals, we also have lots of fun spending time together and making memories to last a lifetime.

Why join?

  • Learn about the dietetics profession and internships
  • Build relationships with other nutrition majors
  • Build your resume by being involved and active

Join SDA

SDA Leadership

President: Kinsey Hargis (kinsey.hargis@uga.edu)

Vice President: Catherine Ruter (Alice.Ruter@uga.edu)

Secretary: Emmaline Peterson (Emmaline.Peterson@uga.edu)

Treasurer: Laney Jones (lrj04494@uga.edu)

Public Relations: Shekiah "Kiah" Shannon (sds72764@uga.edu)

Communications: Libby Siegel (Libby.Siegel@uga.edu)

Service Chair: Emily Crum (eac66617@uga.edu)

Social Chair: Mayra Patino (mayra.patino4@uga.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emma Laing (emonk@uga.edu)

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How to get involved

The best way to get involved with Student Dietetic Association is to come to our meetings every other Wednesday night! Once you are a member, you will be added to our eLC page. Meeting recordings and announements will be shared on this page as well as via email.

VERY IMPORTANT!! Meeting time --> Our meetings will now begin at 6pm​. This is to allow everyone time to get home/wherever they want to be for the meeting since the new class schedule has made classes later.

Meeting dates --> Mark your calendars for all our meetings! Check your email for the Zoom link and dates.

Questions? Contact our President (listed above under SDA Leadership) for more information.



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