The 2019 Nutrition and Advocacy Summit was held in July. A group of NYSAND members participated in the workshops and held meetings with House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill. This year, the focus of our meetings was discussing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act as well as the Diabetes Self-Monitoring Training Act. As a result of our efforts, several NYS legislators signed on to these bills as co-sponsors!
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2018 Public Policy Workshop
In 2018, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held their annual Public Policy Workshop in October. Over 30 NYSAND members participated in the visits to Capitol Hill. We met with 17 House offices and both Senate offices. Our focus was on discussing the issue of malnutrition, and we educated the legislators and their staff members on the role of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in screening, treatment, and prevention.
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NYS Farm Bill
Farm Bill Opportunities to Connect Nutrition Security and Agricultural Capacity in New York State.
Read the Recommendations from NYSAND here