Capital Area Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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President's Message

Melanie Kluzek, MS, RD, LDN

Welcome to the Capital Area Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics page! I am honored to serve this area as the President for the 2020-2021 year.

The Capital Area Academy serves to provide a variety of educational programs, offering 6 CEUs each year across all areas of nutrition and dietetics.  

We encourage new members to join and current members to network with one another, to be engaged, and promote the health and wellbeing of individuals in our community.  Each Spring we host an annual food drive for the Central Illinois Foodbank to help improve nutrition in our community.  

We are currently still working on meetings for this program year and plan to offer mostly virtual meetings in light of the pandemic, but hope to offer in-person meetings again in the future.  Your feedback is welcome for us to provide the best learning opportunities that are suited to your needs.

Please consider joining us at our first (virtual) meeting on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30pm.  For more details on how to join the meeting please contact Abby Iocca at [email protected] or Rylie Sullivan at [email protected]

Melanie Kluzek, MS, RDN, LDN 
President 2020-2021
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2020-2021 Board of Directors

Position Name
President Melanie Kluzek
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Co-President-Elects Abby Iocca and Rylie Sullivan
Treasurer Connie Cranford
Secretary Elizabeth Tanner
Nominating Ruth Mason

Calendar of events 2020-2021

January 26, 2021
Topic: Nourishing the Endocannabinoid System with Food, Nutrition & Lifestyle
Location: Virtual, Contact Beth Tanner for more information and details of the Zoom meeting at [email protected] 
Time: 5:30-6:30PM