All Legislation

  • Child Nutrition Reauthorization

    Child Nutrition Reauthorization provides an opportunity to elevate nutrition in the Child Nutrition and WIC programs. The Academy calls for the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization to address five key areas.

  • Farm Bill

    The Farm Bill is a critical piece of legislation that determines not only what farmers grow, but what is available in the United States food supply. Farm policies have existed in the U.S. since the establishment of our country.

  • Food Safety Modernization Act

    The 2011-enacted Food Safety Modernization Act is an extensive expansion of federal food regulatory authority that mandates a risk-based food safety system approach and focuses on comprehensive science-based preventive measures across the total food safety system.

  • Gestational Diabetes Act

    The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission will focus on improving diabetes care delivery, patient outcomes, and cost effectiveness of care.

  • Licensure and Professional Regulation

    Forty-six states currently have statutory provisions regarding professional regulation of dietitians and/or nutritionists. The rationale for legislatures acting to protect these titles is simple: the public deserves to know which individuals are qualified by education, experience and examination to provide nutrition care services.

  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act

    Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act would allow participation in the National Diabetes Prevention Program to be a covered benefit under Medicare.

  • Nutrition CARE Act

    The Nutrition CARE Act would instruct Medicare to cover medical nutrition therapy for individuals with eating disorders.

  • Nutrition Standards at Border Detention Facilities

    It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that children and adolescents should have access to safe and healthy foods that promote physical, cognitive and social growth and development.

  • Older Americans Act

    Signed into law in 1965, the Older Americans Act is the primary vehicle for delivering social and nutrition programs to older individuals.