Southwest Region




To be the advocate of the dietetics profession serving the public through thepromotion of optimal nutrition, health, and wellbeing.


Meet the SW Region Committee 2019-2020

  • Regional Director: Jaime Gnau 
  • Past President: Lynetta Smith
  • Secretary: Lindsey Gelber
  • Event Coordinator: Jordan Mize
  • Student Representatives: Emily Seideman (Cox), Shae Casey (MSU)
  • National Nutrition Month Chair: Auvia Miller
  • Public Policy Chair: Ethan Jansen
  • Membership Chair: Macy Wendling 
  • Area Representatives:  
  • Lisa Ramirez-Aurora/Monett     
  • Whitney Kitchell-Joplin       


Member Benefits:

Member Benefits Explained


Calendar of Events:

Member Event on September 13th

Local Foraging Presentation and Garden Walk with Rachael West and Social Hour at Van Gogh’s Eeterie

When: September 13th 5pm-8pm

Where: Cox North Community Kitchen 1423 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65802
Van Gogh’s Eeterie 334 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803

What: Rachael West with Springfield Community Gardens will be presenting on locally foraged plants included with an interactive garden walk. Following the foraging adventure attendees will be treated to locally foraged plant-infused appetizers as well as cocktails for purchase. This event is open to members and non-members. Come and meet with other local dietitians and hear what is new with our region as we navigate through this exciting transition. The SW Regional Director will be present to answer any of your questions. 

Presentation limited to 20 persons due to limited kitchen space and registration is required. 
Register here:

Email if you would like to attend ONLY the social hour at Van Gogh's Eeterie.


Facebook Group link: coming soon!

Counties in SW Region: 

Vernon, Saint Clair, Hickory, Camden, Pulaski, Barton, Cedar, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Jasper, Dade, Greene, Webster, Wright, Newton, Lawrence, Christian, Douglas, McDonald, Barry, Stone, Taney, Ozark