Policy Initiatives and Advocacy

The Academy’s office in Washington, D.C. advocates for better nutrition policies, represents your interests in legislative and regulatory issues and promotes you as the leading source of food and nutrition information.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee

Among health care political action committees, ANDPAC is the only one dedicated exclusively to food, nutrition and health issues. Funded entirely by voluntary contributions, ANDPAC is anon-partisan entity that supports pro-nutrition candidates for federal office. In addition, it provides the Academy the ability to work with candidates and Congress to advance the Academy’s public policy priorities and raise our members’ profiles.

Education and Training

Academy membership gives members access to educational webinars, talking points and resources on cutting-edge public policy issues. You can also access tools and training to help you effectively communicate with elected officials about the policy issues that matter most to you.

Enhancing Your Voice in State Capitals

The Academy works closely with state affiliates and state public policy panels to coordinate legislative and regulatory strategies for a variety of timely issues. These issues include consumer protection and state licensure, implementation of health care reform and enhanced coverage for RDN-provided nutrition care services.

Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit

Formerly known as the Public Policy Workshop, the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit brings together hundreds of food and nutrition advocates in our nation's capital to sharpen their communication skills, take a deep-dive into key policy issues that impact the health of the nation and the dietetics profession, and develop new high-level personal and professional relationships.

Policy Initiatives and Advocacy

The Academy’s PIA leaders provide a link between you, Congress and government agencies. Public policy teams in both the state affiliates and dietetic practice groups are in place to discuss current and upcoming policy issues specific to your area of expertise.