As you enter into the journey of Dietetics you quickly notice there are many organizations to be apart of. Although, other than simply being told it’s important, you may not really know why you should join.
So here are some reasons of why you should join TSDA:
First and foremost, it’s FREE!!! As long as you have an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership, you can freely join TSDA.
So no excuses….
Second, as with all organizations, the networking opportunities are endless. It is extremely important to gain relationships with fellow dietetic professionals, not only for your potential job, but for the all admired INTERNSHIP!
Third, members of TSDA obtain resources to be involved at the district, state, and national level.
Last but definitely not least, just by joining TSDA you are entered to win scholarships offered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Yes, that’s right, MONEY!!! Just by signing up for the FREE membership you have the chance to win a scholarship to the Texas Academy Annual Conference and Exhibition. This year it is April 12-14 at the Houston Marriott Westchase.
We have FIVE total scholarships to give out this year and TWO have been given already. So you still have your chance!
Here are our first two scholarship recipients:
“My name is David Sandoval and I am a senior at Texas Woman’s University. I will be graduating in May of 2018 and plan to work as a registered dietitian for a hospital in my community. A few years down the road, however, I want to be running a camp/organization where children and their families can come and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, while bonding as a family unit. I am not much of a chef, but my wife says I make the best pancakes – sweet and fluffy! In my free time, you can find me at the gym playing basketball with anyone and everyone. My goal in life is to live every moment as if it were my last, meaning I don’t sweat the small stuff, I help those in need, give what I can, and do what God has called me to do.”
“My name is Azalee Higham. I am a senior at Texas Woman’s University studying Nutrition and Dietetics. My academic career has been non-traditional, as I originally wanted to pursue Physical Therapy; however, I have always had a passion for nutrition and decided to pursue a degree in Dietetics later during my academic career. I look forward to working in a field where I am able to enrich the lives of others through nutrition education.”
The drawing of the next two recipients will be by Karen Geismar, Texas Academy President, in the next Texas Chat! So make sure to join now to be entered!
Written by 17-18 TSDA Historian, Sarah Dahms