Central Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

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2020-21 Membership

Membership applications are available for the coming year.

There is an option to join online or via traditional paper applications.

Membership is open to AND members and Dietetic students/interns.

Register Now

The normal membership window for joining the Central Indiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CIAND) has closed.  However, we would be happy to review options for partial year memberships.  For membership information, please contact Jeff Ketcham, MBA, RDN – CIAND Treasurer at or 317-962-8162.

Continuing Education Opportunities:  February – May 2020

February 25th: Solving Problems Using Evidenced Based Practice – Part 1

  • 6-7:15pm, registration 5:45-6pm
  • Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg
  • 1 CPEU

February 27th: Day at the Statehouse – Farm to Table

  • Have lunch and network at the Statehouse before meeting with your local representative
  • 2 CPEUs

March 18th: Solving Problems Using Evidenced Based Practice – Part 2

  • 6-7:15pm, registration 5:45-6pm
  • Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg
  • 1 CPEU

April 3rd & 4th: Beyond Boundaries

  • Indiana Academy is partnering with IU for a multidisciplinary 2 day conference
    Indiana Convention Center – register at

May: International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative– date TBA

Have a great summer!  Continuing education events will return in September for a new year with CIAND.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with the Central Indiana Academy!

March 11 at 6pm

747 N College Ave Suite D, Indianapolis, IN 46202

  • Join us at Penn & Beech to create your own candle — warm vanilla sugar cookies, chocolate chip banana bread, freshly baked cinnamon rolls, or whatever your creativity can bring. We have 15 spots available, but can welcome walk-ins. Candle sizes, styles, and prices vary ($15-45) and your $10 will save your spot and be applied to your bill at check-out. Snacks will be provided and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.


March 19 at 6pm

6439 W 34th St, Indianapolis, IN

  • Join us at the International Marketplace for a taste of Mexico, featuring Tajin Mexican Grill. Savor authentic Mexican cuisine including a variety of burritos, steak tacos, and plantains with refried beans and cream. Often live music and entertainment brings life to the event, and tour leaders will share the story of the International Marketplace and this restaurant.
  • Cost for dinner is $15 or less and served buffet style, with a large variety of menu items available. Please pay the restaurant on-site.
  • RSVP through the market by emailing

March 21 9am-12:30pm

Circle City Industrial Complex – 1125 E Brookside Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201

  • CIAND will have a booth at the Indy Winter Farmers Market, providing nutrition education and recipes to attendees. Swing by to say hello, pick up some local produce and other artisanal treats, and stay for yoga! We’ll have education materials, fun facts about produce at the market, and recipes to share.
  • No RSVP required.

Attending a National Nutrition Month Event? Take lots of pictures and tag @indairy and @indietitians to help CIAND win the National Nutrition Month Contest from the Indiana Academy and Indiana Dairy! 

Scholarships & Awards

We gave out two scholarships this December to member RDs to attend continuing education activities/conferences in their field! Student members – your turn in coming in April! Be on the lookout -application info coming soon for a scholarship to pay your Academy fees next year!

Volunteer Opportunities

RD Mentor Program

Partner with a student to provide a connection to the field of dietetics


2020-21 Leadership

PositionNameEmail Address
PresidentKasey Voeller,
Past PresidentKate Beard, MA, RDN, CSP,
President- ElectJenna Defore, MBA,
SecretaryKaren Emminger,
TreasurerJeff Ketcham, MBA, RD,
CPIKaty Maher, MPH,
CPI-ElectJessica Hoffman, MS, RD
Nominating CommitteeAllison Keller, RDN, LD

Jessica Oakes, RDN,CD

Alexandria Bledsoe, MS, RD, LD
Scholarship ChairErin Marie L, Sills, MBA, RD, LD
Social Media ChairMichaela Stemle RD, LD
Newsletter EditorBeth Metzler, MS, RDN, LD
NNM ChairAmanda Kruse, MS, RD, CD, FAND