Sandra Keith, MPH, RDN, LD founded K&A Nutrition in 1996. Working as a consulting RDN, she discovered client needs that were not being met. This led to her developing a medical equipment company (K&A DME) and pharmacy (Quality First) to better serve the needs of her clients. K&A DME and Quality First Pharmacy continue to grow and be successful companies today. Ryan Keith trained as a chemical engineer and attorney and is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Sandy and Ryan are entrepreneurs building and adding new companies while being at the innovative forefront of Tulsa business.
Today, K&A Nutrition employs over 15 RDNs who provide nutritional services across the life span including group homes, Head Start, hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and long-term care facilities , senior nutrition, and hospice. The consulting firm provides dietitian coverage for short-term and fill-in contracts. K & A Nutrition RDNs were the first preceptors for KADDI!
Patti Landers relocated to Tulsa and began working as a consulting dietitian for K&A Nutrition after her tenure as an internship director with the University of Oklahoma. She has also previously served as a site visitor for the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). She became an intrapreneur developing the internship program. K&A Nutrition was excited about the opportunity and became the sponsor for the program. In March 2017, KADDI received accreditation and accepted 37 interns for the inaugural class. KADDI has since flourished and can now enroll up to 97 interns annually!
History of KADDI