The Ohio Dietetic Association (ODA) is an affiliate of the AAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ODA was established in 1921.
ODA's 3200+ members are highly qualified nutrition professionals including Registered Dietitians (RD), Registered Dietetic Technicians (RDT) and dietetic student members of AND. ODA members represent a wide range of practice areas:
- medical nutrition therapy
- public health
- sports nutrition
- diet counseling
- food service management
- long-term care facilities
- education systems
Enhancing member value through local and national linkages.
ODA is the premier professional resource for dietetics practitioners in Ohio.
ODA has nine (9) Districts and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 13 officers and District Presidents. Goals of ODA's Strategic Plan direct actions of the Board. ODA sponsors an Annual Conference of continuing education for dietetic professionals. ODA's Legislative Chairman works closely with state legislators and agencies on public policy affecting consumers and the practice of dietetics. Members offer nutrition expertise to healthcare organizations, businesses and the media. ODA's Executive Director maintains its Executive Office.