The Keith & Associates Distance Dietetic Internship program (KADDI) is a post-baccalaureate supervised practice experience designed to allow qualified individuals to become registry-eligible with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.


KADDI is sponsored by K&A Nutrition, a dietetic consulting firm that provides nutritional services to nursing homes, hospices, assisted living facilities, hospitals, Headstart programs, dialysis centers, daycare centers, acute care centers, group homes, schools, job corps, industry and prisons as well as DHS clients. Sandra Keith, MPH, RD, LD started the company in 1996 and continues to be a leading consulting firm serving the majority of Northeastern Oklahoma.

Sara Hallgren-Tillery, MA, RD, LD is the Program Director. She has spent the last 15 years working as lead clinical dietitian at an academic medical center hospital in Tulsa, OK.  During that time she provided nutrition to diverse groups, organizations and individuals. She has specialized training in neonatal nutrition and child and adolescent weight management.  In addition to excellent patient care, she has used her positive attitude and energy to teach nutrition to medical residents, nurses, ancillary staff, and interns.

Patti Landers, PhD, RD, LD, FAND is the Associate Director and Clinical Instructor. Dr. Landers is very experienced and was awarded Professor Emeritus status from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In 17 years at OUHSC, she served as director of the dietetic internship program as well as the didactic and coordinated programs.

Curriculum Overview

Program Application Overview

  • Two tracks are available: full-time (40 hours per week) and part-time (20 or more hours per week) 

  • The part-time option is flexible and especially suited to interns who want to continue work or pursue a master's degree

  • The application process is the same for full- and part-time tracks

  • Intern may choose which track they desire after being matched

  • For both tracks, you will need to complete 1000 total hours

Program Completion and Verification Statement

In order to graduate and receive a verification statement, interns must:

  • Complete a minimum of 1000 total hours including prior assessed learning (PAL) credit if any

  • Finish all assignments in the curriculum (except any waived for PAL)

  • Meet each ACEND competency for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (CRDNs) one or more times

  • Pass the final exam (or have attempted it three times)

  • Fulfilled all financial obligations 

KADDI provides the following to graduates:

  • Five dietetic internship verification statements with original signatures

  • Certificate of Completion

  • RDN pin when the graduate notifies the program director that they have passed the exam

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