Local Advocacy

All politics is local. Get involved in grassroots advocacy efforts by connecting with your state affiliate, scheduling meetings with members of congress, attending a local fundraiser, representing ANDPAC at an affiliate meeting, or finding active state legislation that may be relevant to Academy policy priority issue areas.

  • How to Meet with Your Members of Congress

    Use this resource to learn how to schedule a meeting with the offices of your senator or House representative. Detailed scripts and outlines are available to make the process easy for you.

  • Tips for Success in Advocacy

    Lawmakers need to hear from nutrition professionals like you who are experts in food, nutrition and health. Become a champion for nutrition with these tips for gaining political influence, meeting with policymakers, speaking in public forums and crafting effective messages.

  • Leadership Roles for Members

    When Academy members, staff and political action come together to deliver the right fact-based message, at the right time, in the right place, grassroots advocacy successes can happen.