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2023-2024 Public Policy Committee

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Our Public Policy Committee is a voluntary board of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists passionate about advancing the dietetics profession through advocacy and public policy.

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PUBLIC POLICY CHAIR

Paige Sadowski

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STATE REGULATORY SPECIALIST

Andrea Buckingham

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CHAIR

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STATE POLICY REPRESENTATIVE

Tara Jones

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CONSUMER PROTECTION COORDINATOR

Patti Steinmuller

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STATE POLICY

CO-REPRESENTATIVE

Agu Garcia

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AFFILIATE DELEGATE

Matthew Larsen

State Level Leadership Positions and Responsibilities

MTAND Public Policy Goals

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PPC Positions & Goals
Get Involved

Six Action Steps To Effectively Advocate for Nutrition Issues

How You Can

get involved

Learn about policy issues affecting nutrition and the dietetic practice. Check out the Academy’s website regularly and look for weekly email messages that include helpful tools.

Participate in MTAND or Academy Action Alerts by contacting our federal congressional members (two Senators, one Representative) when asked to advocate for a nutrition issue.

Join and actively participate as part of the Public Policy Panel and Public Policy Committee for MTAND. Meetings are held by conference call and at the annual meeting.

PPC meetings every third Tuesday of the month 

Join an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Affinity Group

Get to know your local legislators and correspond with them about nutrition issues, especially during state legislative session (every other year).

Share your story. Talk about the importance of the work you do with family, friends, neighbors, local legislators, federal congressional members or staffers. You know the work you do best, communicate that proudly and with pride.

If dietetics is your profession, policy should be your passion!  

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Get involved and connect with fellow Academy members to Advocate for top policy priorities impacting our profession.

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