About SDA

What is SDA?

SDA is the Student Dietetics Association comprised of students that are passionate about food, health and nutrition. The main goals of the organization are to:

  • promote professional growth
  • discuss current events and career possibilities pertaining to the field of dietetics and nutrition or related areas
  • promote greater fellowship among all students pursuing careers in the field of dietetics and nutrition
  • involve students in community events and activities relevant to the field of dietetics and nutrition

Who can join?

Membership is open to any CSULA student with an interest in the area of dietetics, nutrition and related areas of study.

How can I join?

Although enrollment mainly occurs during the beginning of the Fall quarter, S.D.A accepts new members all through the year. Membership dues are payable at time of enrollment and are paid once a year. Current dues are $15 per membership year which include fees for guest speakers, lunch at all meetings and coverage at some SDA sponsored events.

When and where are meetings held?

The SDA meets every third Monday of the month in the Fine Arts building Room 143. Posters stating place, time and topic of discussion will be posted on bulletin boards throughout campus especially in the Fine Arts and Biological Science buildings. Members are encouraged to check these areas for regular updates and meeting notes. Board members meet on an extra day to discuss the organizations progress.

Who do I contact?

Our faculty advisor Dr. Laura Calderon will be more than happy to answer any questions about the organization. You can email her at lcalder@calstatela.edu. You can also contact the Membership Chair or visit the contact us page for more information.