Your Voice in Washington, the Media and Industry Policy Debates
Academy Political Action Committee (ANDPAC)—
ANDPAC is the only political action committee dedicated exclusively to food, nutrition and health issues. ANDPAC works with candidates and members of Congress to advance the Academy's public policy priorities and raise the Academy's profile. Supported entirely by voluntary contributions from Academy members, ANDPAC is non-partisan and cannot accept corporate donations.
Government Relations Programs—
The Academy represents members' interests and positions them to be the preferred providers of food, nutrition and health services. Activities also focus on building state advocacy programs with state affiliate associations and DPGs.
The Academy directs a national network of 30 member spokespeople in the country's largest media markets. They keep the Academy's profile high by giving thousands of media interviews on a full range of food and nutrition issues.
On the Pulse—
This free weekly e-newsletter includes topics reflecting the Academy's legislative and regulatory priorities in Washington, DC., and the states, as well as reimbursement, research, scientific findings and practice-related matters.
Public Education Campaigns—
Reap the rewards of public campaigns like National Nutrition Month®, including Registered Dietitian Day, that educate consumers and other health care professionals about nutrition and the the Academy member's role as a dietetics professional. In addition, the Academy's network of spokespeople throughout the country responds to media questions on a variety of topics.
Public Policy Workshop—
Members can get involved with key legislative and regulatory issues affecting the profession. Continuing education and training helps participants enhance their advocacy skills.
The Academy's public relations activities promote dietetics professionals to the public, professional peers and legislators. The goal is to inform all audiences who the food and nutrition experts are and how to contact them.