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Public Policy Initiatives

We work with policy leaders at every level of government to promote health and reduce the burden of chronic disease through nutrition services and interventions.

Public Policy Priorities

Public Policy Priorities

Every three years the Academy updates its public policy goals to align to its mission and vision. The goals advance our impact in four strategic focus areas: Well-Being and Prevention, Nutrition Security and Food Safety, Nutrition Care and Health Systems, and Diversity and Inclusion.
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Medical Nutrition Therapy Act

The MNT Act would help more people receive nutrition services from RDNs and qualified practitioners by covering costs for a wider range of conditions and allowing more healthcare professionals to refer patients for MNT.
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Farm Bill

The Academy advocates for a Farm Bill that supports nutrition security and equity, better access to healthful and culturally appropriate foods, sound science and program evaluation for future evidence-based decision making, and a healthful and sustainable food system.
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Dietitian Licensure Compact

The Academy was selected through a competitive grant process for the DOD funding to work with the Council of State Governments' National Center for Interstate Compacts on an interstate licensure compact for the nutrition and dietetics profession.
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Academy supports the development, dissemination and implementation of evidence-informed, inclusive Dietary Guidelines that embrace culture and diverse dietary patterns.
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National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

The Academy was involved at every stage of the development process for the historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
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All Legislation

Learn about federal legislation that the Academy considers pertinent to its goal of promoting health while reducing the burden of chronic disease through nutrition services and interventions.
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Join the Academy

Members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receive exciting benefits including complimentary continuing professional education opportunities, discounts on events and products in eatrightSTORE.org, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!