Political Action Committee

A political action committee (called a PAC) is a group that collects contributions from its members and then uses the pooled fund to support political candidates. ANDPAC is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee — and is the only political action committee broadly focused on food, nutrition and health. It ranks among the top health professional political action committees in the country. Our goal is to support pro-nutrition candidates for federal office. ANDPAC offers Academy members the opportunity to explore many of the issues and activities involving political action and dietetics, as well as a directory of relevant links.

ANDPAC supports the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Policy and Advocacy team in Washington, D.C. The Policy In Action office is always working on current and upcoming legislation that would help the profession and the state of dietetics.

Current Issues

  • Health Care Reform
  • School Nutrition
  • Food Safety

Here is a list of websites and resources to further your understanding of ANDPAC in relation to the U.S. government, and policies and issues important to the Academy and ANDPAC.

Your donation to ANDPAC helps support candidates for federal office who are pro-nutrition, food and health. Probably the easiest and most direct way to get involved in political action with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is to make a contribution to ANDPAC.