Piedmont Dietetic Association serves 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. PDA hosts CEUs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Our membership runs June 1st through May 31st, however you may join anytime. Our group typically consists of more than 60 dietitians and students each year. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Membership Fees

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

Click here to download the membership form.

Connect with us on social media

Already a member of PDA? Be sure to like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PiedmontDieteticAssociation/ ) and become a member of our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/piedmontdieteticassociation/) to stay up to date on PDA events, action alerts, and job postings.

Mentorship Program

PDA’s mentorship program enjoyed another successful year. If you are looking for a mentor or would like to share your expertise with a younger dietitian or dietetic student, check out our mentorship program.

Download the mentorship form here.

PDA Newsletters

Summer 2018

2018 - 2019 Officers

President:Rachel Hoffman
President-ElectJoanna Smyers
Past President: Kristen Guenther
Secretary: Jalak Patel 
Treasurer: Betsy Eddy
Nominating ChairPatti Francis
Legislative ChairDestin Hubbard 
Education ChairKerri Stewart
Social Media/PR ChairAmanda Dellinger 

2017-2018 Award winners and scholarship recipients

Scholarship recipients:

Joanna Smyers

Rachel Hoffman


Outstanding Dietetic Student in a DPD Program: Shannon Mahoney

Outstanding Dietetic Student in a DI Program: Destin Hubbard

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year: Molly Joiner

Emerging Dietetic Leader: Kerri Stewart

Know a worthy RD who is a member of PDA? Nominate them by emailing [email protected]. Awards include: Outstanding Dietetic Student, Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year, Outstanding Dietetic Educator, Outstanding Preceptor, Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Outstanding Dietitian of the Year, Emerging Dietetic Leader. For more information, click here 

Nominations are due by February 13th with the exception of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award due on January 1st. 

Clink here for the scholarship application

Click here for photos of PDA events.