Each year at the Public Policy Workshop, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee (ANDPAC) presents a member or members of Congress with the Public Policy Leadership Award.
The ANDPAC Board seeks to recognize member(s) of congress who have demonstrated or have the potential to demonstrate outstanding service and support for nutrition and health issues of importance to the Academy and the public. The recipient(s) must be nominated by state affiliates and chosen by the Academy's Board of Directors based on recommendations of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee.
The recipients must meet the following criteria:
- Must have exhibited support for efforts to change/improve/strengthen public policy particularly in, but not limited to the areas of nutrition, food, health care and public health and/or be in a position (ie, committee assignment or leadership) to have an impact on key policy issues.
- Member of Congress and staff must be accessible to Academy members and the Academy's Government Relations staff.
The nomination process for the 2012 Public Policy Leadership Award will begin in December 2011. Check back regularly for more information. Questions may be directed to Jeanne Blankenship.