Take Action Now!

Updated January 8, 2023

As a new Congress session gets underway, the Academy will need your help with action alerts. Any nutrition bills that did not pass last session will need to be reintroduced, so you will see similar action alerts with new bill numbers.

Please keep checking this page for more information. We appreciate your advocacy!

For information on getting involved with the Academy’s public policy advocacy, visit: https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/take-action/action-alerts


Want to learn more about a particular policy issue?

Join an Academy Affinity Group!

Connect with fellow members on top policy priorities and learn how to get involved. Register for monthly meetings and join the COI for each affinity group: https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/take-action/join-the-academys-affinity-groups 

MNT Expansion - First Tuesday of every month from 3:30-4:30 pm ET

Nutrition Security - First Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Maternal and Child Health - Second Wednesday of every month from 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Dietary Guidelines - Third Wednesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 pm ET

Licensure Initiatives - Third Friday of every month from 4:00-5:00 pm ET

Payment and Reimbursement - Fourth Tuesday of every month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Health Equity and Diversity - Fourth Friday of every month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET

For questions about registering, contact govaffairs@eatright.org.


Want to help MAND contact and connect with our state and federal legislators?

Sign up to be part of MAND’s Grassroots Network

To help MAND’s Public Policy Panel communicate effectively and advocate successfully for food and nutrition issues important to our profession, we maintain a list of members who would like to be more actively involved with public policy activities.

This “Grassroots Network” of MAND members from across the state is critical to advancing public policies supported by MAND and the Academy. Helping out can be as simple as sending an email or a social media message, as this helps to create and grow relationships with elected officials.

Each registered voter is a constituent of two U.S. senators and one U.S. representative as well as one state senator and one state representative. Our elected officials appreciate hearing directly from their constituents, learning about issues important to them. It is when we educate them on nutrition-related issues and directly ask for their support of a bill or policy item that we can begin to see success in policy areas important to us and our fellow nutrition and dietetics practitioners.

What can you do to get involved and join the Grassroots Network? Visit https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx and enter your home address to see a complete listing of your members of Congress, members of the state legislature and other local offices. Then email Sarah Conca, MAND’s Director of Public Policy at sconca@live.com with the following information:

  • Your full name, credentials, home address, ZIP code + 4

  • Preferred email and telephone number

  • Name of your U.S. representative, MA senator and MA representative.


Thank you for your advocacy!

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

We are VERY excited that ANCE will be in person this year. Please join us on Friday, March 31st at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood for what is sure to be a great day. 

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Public Policy

Public Policy

Do You Want to Make a Difference for Your Profession and Your Community?  Visit our Public Policy Section.