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Successful Food Day Event with Legislators in California

As the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, more than 30 members of the San Jose Peninsula District of the California Dietetic Association enjoyed healthy light appetizers at the San Jose Country Club and spoke candidly at a Food Day event and reception with local state legislators and their staffs about nutrition problems in the community. The registered dietitians highlighted how RDs' evidence-based practices can help communities eat healthier and live more active lifestyles.

According to Lorri Holzberg, MA, RD, CDE, immediate past-president of the California Dietetic Association:

Heidi Kiehl, MS, RD, CNSC, and Audrey Nickell, MS, RD, the district Public Policy Reps, organized this very successful event which hosted SJPD members as well as two local assembly members and several staff members.

The California assembly members present were Paul Fong, representing Sunnyvale in the heart of Silicon Valley, and Nora Campos, representing a large part of San Jose. Assembly Member Rich Gordon was represented by his health aide, Joey Vaughan. Jon Kessler, the district director for Assembly Member Fong, also attended.

Elaine Lee, MPH, RD, CDE, described to the members and legislators what she does as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She discussed the different types of diabetes and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children and also the high risk of gestational diabetes. Both ASMs Fong and Campos related to her work because of diabetes in their families. Sandra Brown, MS, RD, discussed her involvement with ADAF's Kids Eat Right program.

The legislators and their representatives then spoke about their own communities, their personal involvement with nutrition issues, specifically diabetes, and asked how they could help us. They even offered to help CDA with any legislation.

This informal legislative reception was very successful and helped break down the barriers between registered dietitians and their state legislators. One aide said to one of the members that dietitians are the right people to be coming and talking to the legislators – they don't always hear from the right people. He also said that our sending regular emails with our monthly Nutrition Nuggets was a perfect way to stay in touch.

Photos of the event have been posted to ADA's Facebook page.

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