Federal Public Policy

Register Today for the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit 
Washington, D.C. | July 11-12, 2019

Registration is now open for the Academy's Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit, formerly called the Public Policy Workshop!

From increasing reimbursement to ensuring funding for public nutrition programs, join hundreds of food and nutrition advocates in our nation's capital July 11 and 12, 2019 to help shape the future of our profession and America's health at the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit.

Join your fellow RDNs and NDTRs from across the country in Washington, D.C. to expand your leadership skills and promote critical health and nutrition policies on Capitol Hill. Attendees can earn up to 11 CPEUs, while PPCs and PALs can earn up to 18 CPEUs.

Learn More about the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit

If you are considering attending, please speak with your district association PPC to find out if there are any local funds to offset your expenses. If you have any questions about the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit, please contact NYSAND Public Policy Coordinator, Jessica Redmond, at [email protected].


2018 Public Policy Workshop

In 2018, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held their annual Public Policy Workshop in October.  Over 30 NYSAND members participated in the visits to Capitol Hill.  We met with 17 House offices and both Senate offices.  Our focus was on discussing the issue of malnutrition, and we educated the legislators and their staff members on the role of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in screening, treatment, and prevention. 

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NYS Farm Bill

Farm Bill Opportunities to Connect Nutrition Security and Agricultural Capacity in New York State.
Read the Recommendations from NYSAND here