About Us

The Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association (GADA) empowers members to be the local food and nutrition experts by providing networking and professional development opportunities to optimize impact on the public through advocacy, education, and volunteerism. We utilize our membership to provide the community with reliable and evidence-based nutrition expertise. Whether you are a current or prospective member, we encourage you to explore the opportunities at GADA for serving the community and supporting your professional growth.


Mentoring is a great way to get involved with the Association and also make a difference in the life of another dietitian and the dietetic community as a whole.

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee works to increase awareness of RDs in the community and to provide a variety of opportunities for our members to network and enhance their professional growth.

Membership Commitee

Membership Committee is always looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers. Help increase membership participation by volunteering with the Membership Committee.


GADA offers many volunteer opportunities throughout the membership year. Volunteer for special events such as National Nutrition Month, the annual Hunger Walk, health fairs, and community garden events. To volunteer, please contact Ingrid Hill at ingridhill@bellsouth.net

Legislative & Public Policy

GADA supports the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Political Action Committee (GANDPAC) on legislative issues. To learn more about legislative issues, how they affect dietitians, and how to get involved at the state level, visit the GAND website at: http://www.eatrightgeorgia.org/legislation-and-advocacy.html

Nominate for Awards

Nominate an RD for an Award who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and performance in one of these areas: clinical dietetics, community outreach, legislation, management, public relations, or research.

Students & Interns

Mentorship – from a leading Atlanta RD experts in their field of practice!

GADA’s listserv email group

Monthly updates on local events, member socials, and other fun events

Access to Eat Right PeachByte articles

Committee involvement or special projects

Volunteer activities and fundraisers

*Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians Registered must be members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to be a member of GADA. If you are not a member of the Academy, you may attend GADA events. A fee will be charged to attend events where continuing education credits are provided. 

Membership year runs June 1 to May 31.  Membership Renewal begins each May.




Member Spotlight

Sharon Rhodes

Name you go by:

Sharon Rhodes






Augusta, GA


Number of Years as a GADA Member:

8+ years (2001-2002 in dietetic internship; 2008-present after moving back to Atlanta from Germany)


School/Supervised Practice Program:

B.S. in Dietetics at UGA; DI at Georgia State University; MS in Nutrition at Georgia State University


Current Employment:

Southeast Dairy Association, School health and wellness


How did you get started in the nutrition profession?

Clinical dietitian at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Worked for WIC Overseas while husband stationed in Germany for the Army.


What do you like best about being a dietitian?

Being the food and nutrition expert! Which comes with the challenge of staying abreast of latest research, changes & trends going on in the food and nutrition world.


What do you like best about being a GADA member?

Networking and being a part of an organization of some of the best RDNs in the country!


What is your favorite food?



Which profession would you choose if not dietetics?

Serious one: Children’s ministry director

Fun one: Talk show host for a food show


What are your hobbies?

Tennis, travel, cooking & baking, spending time with family


Which activity is at the top of your bucket list?

Traveling to Australia, the Pacific Islands, an African safari, the list goes on…


Words of wisdom for other dietetic and nutrition professionals:

Stay involved with local and national organizations. By supporting the Academy membership you are helping to advance our profession as a whole!