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Advocate for Nutrition. Capitol Hill

May 1

It’s time for food and nutrition champions to rise up and advocate! Why advocate, you may ask? Well, in the rhyming words of Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

It’s time to make healthcare better with a focus on nutrition and prevention- and the American public and the Academy need YOUR help to do that! Never before has health care policy been so prominent in the news, social media, and hearts, minds, and voices of the American people. This is the perfect time for RDNs and NDTRs to heed a call to action for advocacy on nutrition and prevention in health care- plan to attend the Academy’s Third Advocacy Day on May 1, 2017!

The Academy and invited partners will host its third quarterly advocacy day on Monday, May 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The event will focus on advocacy on nutrition and prevention in health care. The event will include Hill visits and an ANDPAC hosted reception focused on obesity. Prior to the event, a webinar (live and recorded), will be offered to prepare you to advocate for this important topic on the Hill.

Tentative Schedule:

9:30 – 10:00– Required pre-meeting Capitol Hill

10:30 – 12:00– Hill Visits

12:00 – 1:00– Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 3:30– Hill Visits

3:30 – 5:00– Reception with Congressional Champions

The event is open to all Academy members and there is no charge to participate. Registration will close on April 17, please make your plans to attend now. Register to attend the Academy Advocacy Day event today, or contact the Policy Initiatives and Advocacy Team for more information.

As cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead so insightfully opined, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Join me in changing the world Monday May 1, 2017 at the Academy’s Third Advocacy Day! 

Integratively and Functionally Yours,

Mary Beth Augustine, RDN, CDN, FAND
DIFM DPG Delegate (2016-2019)