The Greater North Houston Dietetic Association is a group of dietitians that serve the north Houston area. The organization is 40+ members strong and holds monthly CE meetings as well as nutrition symposiums. GNHDA is active in the community, volunteering at Diabetes Walks, Heart Walks, health fairs and donating towards scholarships for local students. Come network with other professionals and have some fun!
Tall Pines Diabetic Association (TPDA) originally began as the North Harris County Dietetic Association (which covered 22 south Texas countries), this groups of dietitians lived and worked predominately in north Houston and did not relish the drive into the Texas Medical Center for monthly meetings. They began meeting around 1980 at Houston Northwest Medical Center Hospital and by 1982 had 12 members. They began exploring the possibility of forming their own district dietetic association. By February of 1983, the requisite 50 TDA members residing in the north Harris County and surrounding areas had indicated a desire to form a district. The name, Tall Pines Dietetic Association, was chosen and by laws were written. At the June 1983 TDA Board of Directors meeting, with Jean Webber (the study group president) in attendance, formal district status was granted to TPDA. South Texas Dietetic Association then changed its name to the Houston Area Dietetic Association (HADA).
Our first elected president was Terry Katz, who convened the first TPDA Board of Directors meeting in July 1983. At the present time, we have approximately 40+ members. Over the years, several members have received TDA recognition awards (such as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award), have been elected to state offices, have held state chairmanships, and have hosted or co-hosted the Texas Dietetic Association annual conventions. TPDA members value their close professional and personal friendships and high work ethic standards. In 2015, the name was changed to Greater North Houston Dietetic Association functioning as an independent non-profit organization as Certified Professional Educators with Commission of Dietetic Registration (the credentialing agent of the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).