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Updated March 12, 2024

MAND’s Day on the Hill – Invite your state legislators to join us April 8th!

Please help us to invite state legislators and their staff to attend our annual legislative event, Day on the Hill. This year’s event will be held at the State House on April 8th.

Please take action by following the few simple steps below to contact your state legislators (one senator and one representative) to invite them to Day on the Hill.

  1. Look up your state legislators: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator 

  1. Use the email script below and personalize as needed to send two emails, one to your state senator and one to your state representative:


Dear Senator __________ (or Dear Representative __________)


On behalf of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I am writing to invite you and your staff to join us in Nurses Hall at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8th for our annual legislative event.

Come learn about the work of registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionists working to improve the health and well-being of residents of the commonwealth. A buffet lunch will be provided, followed by a short speaking program.

We look forward to meeting you on April 8th!


Sincerely,

Name, credentials

Home address: street, town, MA, zip code + 4

Contact telephone #

Email address


  1. Attach this invitation to the email before sending: Day on the Hill 2024

Thank you for helping make this year’s event a success! MAND and MSDA members: make sure to register to attend the event at https://www.eatrightma.org/event/12479 

 

MAND & Telehealth MNT – Stay tuned for ways to take action!

MAND’s bills calling for reimbursement parity for telehealth MNT have been referred favorably by the legislature’s Joint Committee on Financial Services, moving forward in the legislative process. Once we learn the new committee of jurisdiction, we will ask members to contact their legislators to update them on the status of the bill. Please keep checking the website’s Telehealth & Reimbursement for MNT section for further information.

 

Academy Action Alerts – Contact your members of Congress

The Academy has important new action alerts. Please take action now! 

  • Support the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act  

  • Support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

To take action on all current action alerts, log into your Academy account and visit the Action Center at https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/take-action/action-alertsor  visit the public action alert link at https://www.votervoice.net/EATRIGHT/1/home

 

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/grassroots-resources/join-the-academy-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

Licensure Initiatives – Second Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:00 pm ET

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

 

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.aspxand 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.comwith 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.

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