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The Long Island Dietetic Association (LIDA) is an organization of nutrition professionals affiliated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the New York State Dietetic Association. Members include Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR). Many of our members hold New York State Certification as Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN).

Members are employed in various settings throughout the island such as hospitals, long- term care facilities, schools, community agencies, business and industry, private practice and research just to name a few. One of our goals is to increase the recognition of nutrition professionals and the integral role they play in preventing disease. Six out of ten leading causes of death are linked to poor nutrition/diet quality. RD's and DTR's use evidence-based practice to help Long Islanders lead a healthy, nutritious lifestyle!

Don’t forget to check out the LIDA Official Blog for the most up-to-date information.


Mission Statement

The Mission of the Long Island Dietetic Association is to Promote the professional growth and development of its members to foster excellence in dietetics practice. LIDA serves the Long Island community to provide nutrition resources that promote optimal health and well being.

Latest News

Come to Our Annual Meeting!
Saturday, May 17th, 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Rd, Melville
1/2-day workshop: "Autism; How the Dietitian Can Help" Presented by Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD
(Click here to register.)

New Online Member Interest Group- Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics
Esteemed Colleagues, The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Board of Directors have recently approved a NEW online Member Interest Group ( MIG ) Asian Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics. ( AIND ) which will go into the effect as of June 1, 2014. .Please call the Academy if you are interested in joining this New MIG ( $ 5 ) & if you have already renewed your annual membership with the Academy as of Jan 15 th. You may not find it listed on yet. AIND is already included in annual membership renewal application form which will be mailed out by the academy soon. Please share this information with your local dietetic associations, affiliates, friends and colleagues. Thank you very much.
Rita Kashi Batheja, MS RDN CDN

Do your part to reduce hunger in LI---The Long Island Dietetic Association wants YOU to help us reach our goal of donating $1,000 to organizations that provide food to needy families on LI. (Click here to download flyer.)

The time has come to nominate for open NYSDA positions for next year. For those of you who may not know, NYSDA is the state association of nutrition professionals that are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As a member of the Long Island district, you are eligible to run for state office. There are 10 districts under the NYSDA umbrella and it is nice to have LIDA represented in some of the positions. For next year, we are looking to fill positions for:

Secretary/Treasurer (2 year term)

President-elect, President, Past-President (3 years term)

Position descriptions are attached. Please take a look and let me know if you are interested in any of these positions. Please respond by the end of November. You will then be asked to fill out the ballot form which you can download here. You may also nominate someone else you feel would do a good job. Thank you for your consideration.

View the video: LIDA - Supporting New York Licensure of Dietitians and Nutritionists


Meeting Ideas

Do you have a great idea for a meeting topic? If so, please send an email to LIDA President Marie Keogh, MPH, RD, CDN at