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Informative, Passionate: PPW 2012

More than 350 Academy members from all parts of the country were educated and inspired April 15 to 17 at the Academy's 2012 Public Policy Workshop in Arlington, Va. Highlights included a powerful address from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, head of one of the largest cabinet agencies that employs many Academy members. Secretary Vilsack made it clear that, for Academy members, the time is now to make our greatest impact on food, nutrition and health. His talk, and the passionate engagement of members during the question-and-answer portion, was just one highlight of a meeting that many called the best PPW they had ever attended. More details on PPW 2012 will be sent to members next week.

Secretary Vilsack answered questions on the role of the USDA and RDs in ensuring consumers have access to affordable, nutritious foods. He congratulated Academy members on their accomplishments and expressed confidence in the work that the Academy will continue to do to improve the health of Americans.

The Legislative and Public Policy Committee unveiled the Academy's new policy priorities that had been developed by LPPC and approved by the Board of Directors earlier this year. The Academy's policy priorities have been revised into two major areas—Consumer and Community Issues, and Professional Issues—to better align with the Strategic Road Map and to target and enhance members' value in policy initiatives and improve the nutritional health of Americans.

PPW included panel discussions on marketing of food to children, the Farm Bill, childhood obesity and the U.S. government's Let's Move! initiative. To illustrate the importance and the accomplishments of members in the Academy's policy efforts, PPW panels and speaker sessions included Academy members speaking on their work and successes.

On Sunday, April 15, Academy Board member Joe Derochowski, MBA, one of the nation's leading experts on consumer trends and messages, spoke on "Matching the Message to Consumer Trends," and noted: "There has never been a better time to be a registered dietitian."

PPW 2012 offered valuable professional development and educational opportunities, both for experienced advocates and novices in public policy outreach.

Several prestigious awards were presented at PPW, including the Diabetes Care and Education award to Sister Ladonna Woerdeman, MS, RD, LD, CDE; the Grassroots Excellence award to Kay Mavko, MS, RD, LD; the Grace Ostenso Fellow Award to Leigh Gantner, PhD, RD; and the Public Policy Leadership Award to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.); and Sens. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Al Franken (Minn.) The senators met with member delegations from their states as well.

PPW concluded with Academy members visiting their Congressional Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill.

Attendees tweeted their enthusiastic reactions and impressions of PPW throughout the meeting, and photos were posted to the Academy's Facebook page.

PPW was designed to ignite positive dialogue and action, and it succeeded. Special thanks to every member of the Academy's Washington, D.C., staff—Jeanne Blankenship, Mary Pat Raimondi, Juliana Smith, Pepin Tuma, Lindsey Hoggle, Ben Timmins, Charmaine Jones, Paulina Weeden, Alexandra London-Gross—and to Diane Moore-Enos, Doris Acosta, Ryan O'Malley, Mary Wolski, Erin Cannon, Jennifer Horton and Daun Longshore for their planning and execution of PPW.

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