Annual Legislative Event - Advocacy Day

Each year in spring, IAND hosts Advocacy Day, which provides both active and student members an opportunity to build relationships with their policymakers and further expand their knowledge on legislative efforts through in-person meetings at the Illinois State Capital in Springfield. However, IAND took the opportunity to reimagine Advocacy Day for a virtual world since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Illinois Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Virtual Advocacy Day 2024

Make sure to mark your calendars for Illinois Advocacy Day! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected]. See you there! 

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Duration: 180 minutes w/ Q & A
Time: 9am - 12pm
Date: Thursday April 11, 2024

Program Description: Join your public policy team for a virtual Advocacy Day for updates on current nutrition policy that can directly affect you and your profession. Learn how you can play a supporting role in moving nutrition policy through state legislation, and be the best policy advocate for you, your peers and your profession.

Illinois Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Virtual Advocacy Day 2023

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If you have questions regarding Advocacy Day, contact our State Policy Representatives at [email protected].

Your Role as an Advocate

Advocating for the nutrition profession is imperative to our success. Serving as a Grassroots Advocate can reap these many rewards, plus so much more.

  • Capture the attention of elected officials so they listen to our concerns on issues of importance.
  • Raise the level of awareness about causes and matters at all legislative levels.
  • Harness thoughts and ideas of members to help create change within public policy.
  • Use your knowledge, insights and experiences to educate legislators about important areas of the nutrition profession, i.e., healthcare coverage, food access and licensure.
  • Make a difference in our state and nation’s health and nutrition policy.