Federal Public Policy

Get updates on advocacy and public policy issues impacting nutrition and dietetics professionals at the federal level. This includes legislation that is initiated in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Check out the Academy's Public Policy Priorities including the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, Breastfeeding in the Workplace, the Farm Bill, the Nutrition CARE Act, and so much more. 

Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit

Formerly known as the Public Policy Workshop, the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit is the Academy’s annual event focused on activism. Hundreds of food and nutrition advocates gather in our nation’s capital to:
  • Sharpen their communication skills
  • Take a deep-dive into key policy nutrition and dietetics issues
  • Develop new high-level personal and professional relationships
  • Receive top-notch training that will help prepare them for meetings on Capital Hill and back at home with their representatives

Learn more about the Advocacy Summit (members only access)


Find My Federal Legislators

Plug your address or 9 digit zip code into the Illinois State Board of Elections website to identify your FEDERAL legislators (enter your 9 digit zip code with no spaces/hyphens). To find your 9 digit zip code you can use the "Look Up a ZIP Code" link on the USPS website. 


Action Alerts

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics needs your help! Complete Action Alerts to send your elected officials a pre-written letter to explain our association's position on current nutrition-related legislation. Action Alerts are available to both Academy members and non-members. They are so quick and easy to do!

Take Action (Members)
Take Action  (Non-members)


House of Delegates (HOD)

Delegates are a key connection to the Academy's constituency. The House of Delegates supports and encourages proactive communication and continually seeks member input on issues affecting the profession. The work of the association relies on the contributions of members like you. Volunteer leaders are the mainstay of the organization. Click here to find out about the Illinois House of Delegates and Academy resources.