Letter in Support of OAA in the House

March 18, 2016

The Honorable John Kline
Education and Workforce Committee

The Honorable Bobby Scott
Ranking Member
Education and Workforce Committee

Dear Chairman Kline and Ranking Member Scott:

On behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the "Academy") and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP), we are pleased to support the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization of 2016, and commend you for your steadfast leadership on behalf of our nation's most vulnerable older adults.

The Academy is a non-partisan organization representing 76,000 food and nutrition professionals, committed to improving the nation's health through healthy and safe food choices. NANASP is an 1,100-member nonpartisan, nonprofit, membership organization for national advocates for senior health and well-being. Our members understand the importance of reauthorizing the OAA to ensure the health, well-being and independence of millions of seniors across the country. We particularly commend the strong commitment to evidence-based nutrition services, and the importance of including elder justice initiatives.

Thank you again for your leadership. We are proud to offer our support of the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2016 and urge swift passage in the House of Representatives.


Patricia M. Babjak
Chief Executive Officer
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Robert Blancato
Executive Director