Amplify the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' voice for better food, nutrition and health policies. Learn how to speak effectively on behalf of public health and reformed health care policies and help build recognition that you are the food and nutrition expert!
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 promoting and maintaining 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.
We urge you to use the resources provided by the Academy to ensure that your elected officials in Washington, D.C. know your views as both a constituent and nutrition and dietetics professional. Your engagement is extremely important to the success of our agenda — and there are numerous ways to get involved.
Action alerts allow us to bring the Academy’s policy issues to the attention of members of Congress and help to raise awareness and add legitimacy to a particular priority issue.
Want to get more involved in the Academy's policy efforts? Share your areas of interest, experience and readiness to advocate for issues important to our profession by taking the Member Policy Interest Survey. Your responses will be utilized to place you in an affinity group where you will be asked to provide input on the Academy’s policy priorities that shape the future of our profession.
There are two versions of the survey: one for Academy members and one for student Academy members. Take the survey by clicking on the button below that applies to you.