Legislation and Public Policy Issues

Support for nutrition is not only good public policy, it is good politics. Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have the ability and responsibility to urge consumers and lawmakers to learn about the positive role nutrition plays in healthy lifestyles. Nutrition also plays an effective role in disease management and treatment. For both individuals and society, the benefits of eating right and exercising include improved qualities of life and lower health care costs.

In this section, you’ll find information about legislation and public policy issues the Academy has focused on in order to improve the nation's health and advance the profession.