West Suburban Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Victoria Glatz, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN

Welcome to the West Suburban Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND)!

My name is Victoria Glatz, and I am pleased to be serving as your 2020-2021 WSAND President. During these unprecedented times, our meetings will be held virtually this year. Our Board has been excitedly preparing for this year’s programs. Topics include a wide variety from IDDSI implementation and the Future Education Model to low FODMAP diets and a virtual cooking demonstration on plant-based eating for the oncology patient. We even have a discounted rate on dues for this upcoming year! 

We know everyone has been facing unique challenges this year. We hope that by joining WSAND it will allow each and every nutrition professional or student some personal time for growth, enrichment and community. If anyone is interested in learning how to become more involved with WSAND, please do not hesitate to contact any of our outstanding Board members. 

Lettuce, turnip, the beet for an egg-cellent program year!


Board of Directors

Position Name
President Victoria Glatz, MS, RDN, CSG, LDN
[email protected]
President-Elect Angela Dennison, RD, LDN
Secretary Melani Duffin, PhD, RDN
Treasurer Kelly Bodine, BBA, BS, RD, LDN
Nominating Chair Therese Chidlow, RD, LDN
Immediate Past President Susan Rainey, RDN, LDN


Calendar of Events

Check out our program flyer - Click Here

Wednesday, September 23rd (2 CPEUs)
Event: Kick Off Webinar!
Topic 1: International Dysphasia Diet Initiative (within the hospital setting)
Presenter: Kristin Gustashaw, MS, RDN, LDN, CGS
Topic 2: Urban Community Nutrition Programs
Presenter: Elizabeth Murphy, MS, RDN, LDN
Location:  Webinar
Time:  7:00-9:00PM 
Saturday-Monday, October 17-19th 
Event: FNCE® 2020 Virtual Event 
Link to Website/Registrationhttps://eatrightfnce.org/
Location: Virtual
Please share with us your photos and comments from FNCE® via our email accounts. We look forward to connecting with you!
Thursday, November 12th (2 CPEUs)
Event: Fall Webinar
Topic 1: The Future Education Model (FEM): Costs, Benefits and Challenges
Presenter:  Janet Millikan, MS, RDN, LDN, IHC
Topic 2: An Entry Point Into Sustainability:  A Look at Retail
Presenter:  Jessica Patel, RD, LDN
Location: Webinar
Time: 7:00-9:00PM 
Wednesday January 13th (2 CPEUs)
Event: Winter Webinar
Topic 1: The NCP:  How to Write a Better PES Statement
Presenter:  Dr. Paula Sochaki, MPH, EdD, RDN, LDN
Topic 2: Exploring the FODMAP Diet
Presenter:  Stephanie Send, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
Location: Webinar
Time: 7:00-9:00PM 
March 2021
Event: Celebrate National Nutrition Month®
Theme: Don't Beet Around the Bush
Check out the National Nutrition Month® calendar for fun activities to participate in all month long!
Share your fun activities with us!
Spring 2021
Event: Virtual Spring Assembly
Learn about the latest local nutrition news and presentations!
Location: Virtual
 Thursday, April 22nd (2 CPEUs)
Event: End of the Year Webinar
Topic 1: Plant-Based Eating & Cooking for the Oncology Patient
Presenter:  Angela Dennison, RDN, LDN
Topic 2: Nutrition and the Injured Athlete
Presenter:  Melanie Battagllia, MS, RDN, LDN
Location: Webinar
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Website: https://sites.google.com/a/wsdadietitians.org/wsand/ 

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Why Join WSAND?

Mission: The WSAND serves as an advocate of the dietetic progession serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
Why Become a WSAND Member?
NETWORKING: Connect with local RDs, DTRs and dietetic students. Every meeting is an opportunity to network!
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS: Did you know that there are scholarship opportunities for dietetic students? Did you also know that we have awards for our members? All award winners are recognized at the IAND Spring Assembly.
NEWSLETTERS: Receive electronic newsletters to read about WSAND activities and events. Find out what your fellow members are doing for our local district.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: The Programming Committee works hard to bring in speakers that address a variety of topics and interests to cater to our diverse membership.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Volunteer to help out with National Nutrition Month and join us at our community involvement meeting.
LEADERSHIP: Be part of the executive board or volunteer to join a committee. We are always looking for members that want to get more involved!
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: New to the area or looking for othe career opportunities? By being a member, you will receive emails for local job postings.
CEUs: CEUs are provided to all members in attendance at any of the planned educational sessions
LEGISLATION & PUBLIC POLICY: Learn more about RD-related legislation at the state and federal level. Participate in Advocacy Day in Springfield with fellow members.
SOCIAL NETWORKING: Join our Facebook page and follow @WestSubRDs on Twitter.


WSAND Spring 2019 News Bites E-Update (pdf)
WSAND Spring-Summer 2018 Newsletter (pdf)
WSAND Fall-Winter 2018 Newsletter (pdf)

WSAND 2018-2019 Program Flyer (pdf)