Eastern Illinois Dietetic Association


 President's Message

Jeanette Andrade, PhD, RDN/LDN 


Welcome to a new and exciting year here at EIDA. I am privileged and honored to serve as your president this year. I certainly would not be able to perform this role without the help of our 2016-2017 executive board. 

We, the executive board, have been quite busy over the summer: attending IAND’s leadership retreat, planning meetings, and working on IAND’s overarching goals for our district this year. 

If you have not done so already, become a member of our district. Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your status (student, active member, or retired member) and we’ll send you the appropriate link to complete your membership.

We are in the midst of planning the exact activities, so stay tuned!


2016-2017 Board of Directors
Position Name
President Jeanette Andrade, PhD, RDN/LDN 
President-Elect Leia Flure, MS, RDN/LDN
Treasurer Patty McHugh, MS, RDN/LDN
Secretary Elise Bohl, MS, RDN/LDN
Nominating Chair Emily Dupuis, MS, RDN/LDN
Public Relations Chair Cassandra Nickols, MS
Intern Alex Lundquist 
Intern Katie Robinson

Calendar of Events

 September 24, 9:00am-1:00pm

Topic: Food Science/Sustainability

- 9-10am: Sustainable Student Farm Tour on University of Illinois’s campus

- 10:30-11:30am: Food Waste – Dr. Ellison, PhD, Assistant Professor within the College of ACE at the University of Illinois

- 11:30-12:30pm: Sustainability in the Dining Halls – Erica Meador, MS, RDN/LDN, Assistant Director and Dietitian of Dining Services

- 12:30-1:00pm: Lunch, EIDA updates (overview of the goals for the year), and let’s get to know one another!

 Location: Champaign, IL 
Topic: TBA
Location: Webinar
Topic: TBA
Location: Charleston, IL