Columbia Midlands Dietetic Association


The Columbia Midlands Dietetic Association (CMDA) is the professional organization for the dietetics professionals in the Midlands area of South Carolina. The CMDA is comprised of the following counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamburg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Sumter.

Our mission is to serve the public through promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well-being. CMDA has numerous benefits to include advocacy for its members, a source for Continuing Professional Education units, and an opportunity for networking, skill-building, and community citizenship. You must be a paid member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to join CMDA. We welcome non-members to join our CEU events for a fee. 

Membership Fees:

  • $30 professional member
  • $10 student/intern member
  • $5 retired professional
If you are a SCAND member in a county within CMDA district and would like to be added to our listserv, please email our secretary at [email protected]

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2023-2024 CM​DA Board Members

President: Kristy DeChellis
President Elect:  Ashley Brauning
Secretary:  Courtney Calhoun
Treasurer: Joycelyn Price 
Education Chair: Leah Price
Past President: 
Public Relations Chairs: Crystal Connor
Legislative Committee: Vacant
Nominating Chair: Vacant

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2022-2023 Award Recipients 

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year - Crystal Connor, MS, RD, LD

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Past Events

CMDA 2020 Spring Social at Main St. Public House

CMDA Members, DHEC employees, and SC Public Health Association members all came together in March to contribute to the National Nutrition Month Healthy Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank. 

CMDA PR Co-Chair, Jillian Clinton (close) and Real For You Nutrition Owner, Farrah Wigand (far) on the Urban Scene radio show. 


CMDA Education Chair, Kate Bennet, organized a fun journal club event at a local coffee shop at Drip Coffee!


CMDA President, Jessica Reath, presented on Ethics in Nutrition and Dietetics.

CMDA Secretary, Teresa Coseo, presented on Nutrition Management for Adults on Chronic Dialysis. 

CMDA 2019-2020 Fall Social and member kickoff! 



CMDA members volunteered at the Junior League of Columbia Healthy Kids Fun Fair on February 21, 2015.