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ANDPAC Raises Over $26,000 at PPW 2014

Academy members demonstrated record support for the Academy's Political Action Committee ANDPAC at the 2014 Public Policy Workshop by donating $26,512. Since membership dues cannot be used to fund ANDPAC, the Academy was thrilled by members' generosity and support.

Contributions to ANDPAC help the Academy and our members forge relationships with members of Congress at special events like ANDPAC's Signature Event at PPW with U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.). Academy members experienced first-hand how ANDPAC creates meaningful relationships with members of Congress who are passionate about health, food and nutrition policies.


The Signature Event of the Year

Academy members mingled at ANDPAC's Signature Event with nutrition education champion, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham from New Mexico, a strong supporter of robust public health programs.

Held in downtown Washington, D.C. at the historic National Press Club, ANDPAC donors heard inspirational stories from Representative Lujan Grisham about hunger, food deserts and nutrition education. She enthused attendees with her motivational words: "This is the group that is going to cure diabetes. This is the group that is going to get Congress to score prevention programs. I want to be associated with people like you who are on the ground making a difference!"

Academy President, Dr. Glenna McCollum MPH, RDN concluded the event by saying, "She truly understands what we do and that we can change the world!"


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