For Dietitians and Students


Located in the Greater Austin Area, members of the Dietitians of Central Texas are passionate about food and nutrition and promote the use of scientific and evidence-based knowledge. Meetings allow members to learn and network in a fun, supportive environment that is designed to advance the interest of its members.

Our Mission

The Dietitians of Central Texas is an organization whose purpose is to provide education, mentorship, and networking opportunities to a diverse, professional group of registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic students.

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Membership Benefits

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8 CEUs throughout the year: July 1-June 30

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4 social events that allow networking with dietetic professionals

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Access to the members only web page to view job listings and our Member Directory


Upcoming Events

DCTX May Meeting – Healthcare Industry Update by Gordon Food Service

May 12 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PM CDT

Join us for an enlightening presentation as Carrie Kirkland and Maria Denicola give an overview of the healthcare industry as well as foodservice challenges and solutions addressing labor, cost management, and ways to optimize customer experience.

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Volunteer with DCTX

Want to get involved with Dietitians of Central Texas (DCTX)?
Submit your volunteer interest to dietitiansofcentraltexas@gmail.com

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Be a Part of the 2022-2023 DCTX Board!

We are seeking nominees for the Director of Member Engagement/Executive Director Elect. This person must have served on the DCTX board a minimum of one year within the past five years. Please fill out the nomination form HERE to nominate yourself or someone else for the DCTX Board. Email us at dietitiansofcentraltexas@gmail.com if you have any questions!


Member Spotlights

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Maryam Navarro RD, LD

Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Dell Seton Medical Center at UT

It has been nice to have a community of dietitians with a wide array of expertise…

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I have been a member of DCTX since 2008 as a dietetic intern at UT. It has been nice to have a community of dietitians with a wide array of expertise in the many different areas that an RD/RDN can work in. We can’t be the experts at everything nutrition related, right? 😛

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Carla Cos, RDN, LD

UT Health Austin, outpatient dietitian

I continue to expand my knowledge through valuable CEU opportunities…

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I first joined DCTX as a student to learn more about the field of dietetics. Even several years later, I continue to expand my knowledge through valuable CEU opportunities and still look forward to networking and socializing with local RDs!

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Beth K. Thorson, MS, RDN

Assistant Director for Program Improvement Nutrition and Education, Texas Department of Agriculture

DCTX provides a strong network of local dietitians…

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DCTX provides a strong network of local dietitians. Through these connections, we help each other improve our skills and practices, stay current in professional trends, get access to job information, explore career paths, exchange best practices, serve as sounding boards, answer tough questions, and be contributing volunteers.

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