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...from the publication: Eat Right Weekly - April 20

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Food Systems Explored By State Legislators And State Officials, RDs Commended

ADA representatives took part in a joint meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures' Health and Human Services & Welfare committees in Washington, D.C., where the role of registered dietitians in reducing food insecurity and improving local economies was commended.

The forum focused on links among food systems, economic development and healthy communities. The forum panel included state legislators, a farmer and representatives from the retail food industry. Oklahoma State Rep. Mark McCullough (R.-30th Dist.) led the forum. Nebraska State Sen. Brenda Council (D.-11th Dist.) and Pennsylvania State Rep. Dwight Evans (D.-203rd Dist.) shared information about successful initiatives in their states aimed at reducing food insecurity and improving local economies through novel partnerships. Sen. Council noted the Nebraska Dietetic Association is a key proponent in legislation that creates the Nebraska Healthy Food Financing Initiative Act and thanked ADA for this support.

A significant statement of support for registered dietitians was made by featured speaker David Fikes, director of community/consumer affairs and social responsibility at the Food Marketing Institute. He said access to nutrition information is linked to consumer loyalty and that almost 90 percent of shoppers report being concerned about the nutrition content of the food they eat. In other words, the consumer is demanding nutrition information and access to that information helps determine where consumers shop. Registered dietitians were identified as a critical solution to supermarket health and wellness programs, as staff members and in-store consultants.

ADA staff encouraged those in attendance to call on state and local dietetic associations as a trusted resource for nutrition-related initiatives.

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