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 State Advocacy Summit

Register Today for the 2023 Nutrition and Dietetics State Advocacy Summit! 

Registration is now open for the second annual Nutrition and Dietetics State Advocacy Summit, taking place virtually on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). This event will assemble affiliate policy leaders from across the country for substantive and strategic professional development to help advance Academy and affiliate policy initiatives at the state level. Click here to register by Wednesday, September 6. CPE is available.

The event will highlight why it is essential for the profession to be active on the state level, identify and advocate for state legislative and regulatory priorities, and help attendees become familiar with and utilize the Academy's various resources to help affiliates build an action-oriented and effective public policy team.


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.