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ANDPAC Student Representative Position

Do you have an interest in the link between nutrition policy and the profession? Apply now for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee (ANDPAC) Student Representative Position!

Student members of the Academy with strong leadership skills and an avid interest in advancing the Academy's public policy priorities and legislative agenda by strengthening relationships with members of Congress, are encouraged to apply to be the ANDPAC Student Representative. The ANDPAC Student Representative serves a one-year term on the ANDPAC Board and also the Academy's Student Advisory Committee (SAC). The ANDPAC Student Representative will fulfill responsibilities designated by the SAC and ANDPAC as well as participate in all meetings and conference calls. Please submit your application, letter of interest, resume and letter of recommendation from a faculty member to ANDPAC@eatright.org by January 15, 2015.

*Note: To be eligible, students must have at least six months remaining in an ACEND-accredited or approved program during the term of office: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016

Join ANDPAC's New High Five Club

The High Five Club is an easy way for Academy members to automatically donate $5 a month to the Academy's Political Action Committee, ANDPAC.

ANDPAC helps advance dietetics and nutrition policies that optimize the nation's health and empowers Academy members to be the food and nutrition leaders.

Make a big impact on dietetics and health: Sign up for the new High Five Club to demonstrate your commitment and passion for nutrition policy.

On the Move: Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act - legislation that would allow registered dietitian nutritionists to independently provide and be reimbursed for intensive behavioral therapy for Medicare beneficiaries with obesity - has made headway this year. Thanks to the Academy's political action committee ANDPAC and the advocacy work of Academy members, the bill has 97 bipartisan cosponsors in the House of Representatives as of May 30.

Since the Academy's 2014 Public Policy Workshop, 28 new cosponsors have signed on to support TROA: 27 in the House and one in the Senate. The work of Academy member leaders and the ability to use invaluable ANDPAC support to talk with members of Congress face-to-face about the importance of nutrition policy continues to yield significant results for the profession.

ANDPAC Assists Member in Thanking Congressman

Thanks to the Academy's Political Action Committee, Academy member Lorri Holzberg, MA, RDN, a member of the Public Policy Committee, attended a local event for U.S. Rep. Ami Bera (Calif.). Holzberg thanked Bera for signing on to the Preventive Health Savings Bill, which would allow prevention programs to be evaluated over 30 years to more accurately determine the associated cost savings. Holzberg referred to Bera as a thoughtful and caring member of Congress. ANDPAC encourages every member to attend local events to meet with their members of Congress.

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