Annual Legislative Event - Advocacy Day

The Illinois Academy holds its Advocacy Day in the spring at the Illinois State Capital in Springfield however due to COVID-19 pandemic Advocacy Day 2022 was held virtually to ensure our members safety. If you miss the live virtual event visit our Webinar Store for the recorded presentation which is FREE for Illinois Academy members! Check out the webinar store for CEUs, program description, learning objectives, and performance indicators.

Member Type
IAND Member
2022 Advocacy Day Webinar Recording Cost
*Students please check with your internship director for a discount code.

Advocacy Toolkit

Click here for the Advocacy Day On-the-Go Toolkit (members only access)

Your Role as an Advocate

Advocacy Day 2019

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.

Advocacy Resources:
Grassroots Advocacy Guidebook
Academy Advocacy