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Piedmont Dietetic Association serves paid AND members living in the upstate of South Carolina. This district includes the counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Saluda, and Union. Our membership, which runs June 1st to May 31st, typically consists of more than 60 dietitians and students each year. Programs, Events, and Meetings are scheduled five or more times per year. e-Updates and e-Communications with appropriate links will be initiated via email notification. If you are changing your email address or have a new one please
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Membership Fees

Professional: $30
Student: $15
Retiree: $15


PDA Newsletters

2016-2017 Fall Newsletter

2014-2015 Summer Newsletter

2014-2015 Spring Newsletter 

2014-2015 Winter Newsletter

2014-2015 Fall Newsletter


2017 - 2018  Officers

President: Rachel Hoffman
Past President: Kristen Guenther
Secretary: Patrick Berner
Treasurer: Cameron Bell
Nominating Chair: Joanna Smyers
Legislative Chair: Jalak Patel
Education Chair: Kerri Stewart
Social Media/PR Chair: Molly Joiner

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Upcoming Events

Please check back later. 

Past Events

RD Day 

We celebrated RD day at Thomas Creek brewery where we drank different craft beer samples, took a brewery tour learning about how it is made, Learned about Thomas Creek business practices and marketing strategy including plans for the future, and had ice cream made by bird-dog ice cream with original flavors that specifically match some of Thomas Creek's most popular Brews. We had the largest turnout for RD day that we have ever had.


National Nutrition Month Volunteer Event

We also decided to give back for national nutrition month. In keeping with the theme of savor the flavor of eating right, we wanted to provide a meal that was tasty, affordable and well liked to a population in need of a meal. This year we partnered with Serenity Place in Greenville which is a residential facility where women who have history of drug abuse can go through their rehab program without losing their children. So the moms and children live there together. They have volunteers bringing in meals on a regular basis but they also have health education says sessions as part of their program. The moms participating in this program are very interested in prenatal nutrition, and we were able to provide and our prenatal nutrition education in addition to A meal that met my plate standards and was also 100% purchased with SNAP benefits. This demonstrated to them that once they leave their rehab they have access to healthy food and delicious recipes that they can afford for their families and help have positive prenatal nutrition status. No pictures were allowed at this event.

Mentorship Social - January 28 at Brewery 85 

Holiday Social at Charleston Cooks in Downtown Greenville.

          Food Day 2015: 

  • Friday, October 23, 5:30-8 pm @ Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery; Clemson Nutrition Club had EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES for children, LIVE MUSIC from the band Out of Towners PDA and NUTRITION TRIVIA. Swamp Rabbit and its vendors had FOOD & DRINK and J.B. Tingle’s FOOD TRUCK was there.  
  • Saturday, October 24, 8am-1pm, State Farmer's Market; PDA supported local food and local farmers at the State Farmer’s Market. They provided nutrition trivia and recipes for seasonal food items. 
  • August 20th - PDA Kick-Off event at Southern Culture
  • July 10th - PDA Volunteer Night/Funraiser at Main Street Fridays!


Please email Katie Lybrand at with any questions regarding upcoming events.

PDA 2014-2015 Award Winners!

  • Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year - Hillary Evans
  • Outstanding Dietitian of the Year - Cindy Thomas
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year - Lynn Schulte


 2014-2015 PDA Highlights

  • Membership increased from 49 members last year to 55 members this year, a 12% increase!
  • 3 Member Socials
  • 4 CEU events
  • 2 Mentorship events
  • Raised $400 by volunteering  Downtown Alive in Greenville
  • Volunteered at Project T.E.D.D. (Train-Eat Healthy-Discipline-Determination) Camp in Spartanburg, June 2014
  • Raised money for JDRF by participating in the walk, September 2014
  • Food Day Event at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery, October 2014
  • RD Day Event at Cakes By U, March 2015
  • Volunteer at Harvest Hope Food Bank for National Nutrition Month, March 2015
  • A Big Thank You to the 2014-2015 Board for guiding PDA through another successful year! See you in the fall!