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Public Policy Priorities

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.

Priority Areas

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Well-Being and Prevention

Nutrition plays a critical role in the prevention of these chronic diseases, and RDNs are uniquely qualified to prevent, treat and manage chronic disease.
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Diversity and Inclusion

Health disparities exist when the differences in health outcomes are impacted by racial, ethnic, geographic or socioeconomic status.
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Nutrition Security and Food Safety

Many of the populations we serve are at risk for food insecurity, foodborne and waterborne illnesses.
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Nutrition Care and Health Systems

Nutrition services are an essential component of comprehensive high-quality health care throughout the lifecycle and must be patient-centered.
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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, invitations to exclusive members-only events and more!