Public Policy Workshop

For the first time, the Academy's Public Policy Workshop will immediately follow FNCE®. PPW at FNCE® 2018 will feature pre-event training webinars, a face-to-face training session on October 23 (after Closing Session) and a visit to Capitol Hill on October 24. PPW is included in the cost of FNCE® 2018 registration. If do not plan on attending all of FNCE®, you can also attend PPW only by purchasing 1 day of FNCE®. PPW will be an ideal opportunity to advance your advocacy skills and be prepared with key messages to present during visits to the Hill.

Connect with nearly 500 of your nutrition and dietetics "activist" colleagues at the Academy's Public Policy Workshop from right after FNCE®'s closing session on October 23-24 in 2018 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This annual food and nutrition advocacy summit is where you get up to date on current issues, and learn how to become the voice of nutrition that Congress trusts. Whether you are new to policy and advocacy or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone at PPW.

PPW will focus on critical policies that impact the health of the nation and the dietetics profession. Attendees will receive top-notch leadership and communications training that will benefit them during the conference and beyond.

At the end of PPW, participants put their knowledge into action when they visit Capitol Hill and meet with members of Congress. Additionally, attendees help recognize those in Congress who have exhibited outstanding service and support for nutrition and related issues as the member(s) is presented with the Public Policy Leadership Award. PPW is a complete interactive, educational experience.

Join us to learn about the ever-evolving political landscape that affects RDNs and DTRs all across the country. You can impact the future of dietetics and the health of the nation – start making waves at PPW!

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    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.

  • Public Policy Workshop 2018

    Details about the 2018 Public Policy Workshop, the Academy's premier policy and advocacy training taking place October 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

  • Why You Should Attend the Public Policy Workshop

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  • Public Policy Leadership Award

    Each year at the Public Policy Workshop, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics presents a member or members of Congress with the Public Policy Leadership Award.

  • Public Policy Leadership Award Recipients

    Each year at the Public Policy Workshop, ANDPAC presents a member or members of Congress with the Public Policy Leadership Award. These previous winners demonstrate outstanding service and support for nutrition and health issues of importance to the Academy and the public.