Are You Going to the 2018 Public Policy Workshop?

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If you’ve registered for FNCE® this year, then you also have access to the annual Public Policy Workshop that immediately follows the FNCE® closing session on Tuesday! PPW begins with training sessions on Tuesday evening, followed by a day of advocating on the Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 24th.

Even if you don’t plan on attending all of FNCE®, you also can attend PPW only by registering for one day of FNCE®.

Why Should You Attend PPW?

  1. It’s already included in FNCE® registration! PPW usually occurs in the summer in Washington, D.C., so definitely take advantage of it being in the same place you’ll already be, included in the costs that you already have paid! Student hosts also will have access to PPW as part of their conference package.
  2. It gives you legislative skills to interact with members of Congress! The Public Policy Workshop starts off with a webinar and opening workshop that will give you the skills and techniques to interact with legislators and advocate for nutrition policy.
  3. You will leave with a better understanding of nutrition policy. The webinar and training on Tuesday night will give you a crash course in the important legislative topics that impact the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  4. Public policy impacts every area of the nutrition field! Whether you are working with updated malnutrition guidelines, programs with funding through the farm bill or a foodservice operation that has to follow state or county food safety guides, advocating for your profession and professional interests will help advance the field of nutrition and dietetics. 

Unable to Make the Trip This Year?

You can still donate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee and support future advocacy events.

Personal Academy member contributions to ANDPAC are used to support candidates for federal congressional office in support of the Academy’s mission, vision and public policy priorities. There is no donation minimum, as donations are combined to build and strengthen relationships in shaping legislation.

Emma Slattery
Emma Slattery is a dietetic intern with Virginia Tech in its Northern Virginia location. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2018 and hopes to share her passions for food and nutrition during her internship this year.