Advocacy

PUBLIC POLICY

  MAND Public Policy Award

If you know a legislator that supports nutrition issues for the state or in your district, please take a few minutes and send a request for the nomination for to MAND's Public Policy Committee.  If selected, they will be given the award at our annual MAND Legislative Breakfast.

 

MAND TESTIMONY

MAND is often asked to take a position on bills being considered by the Maine Legislature or on regulations being developed by state agencies. To date, MAND has supported the following bills through written and oral testimonies:

Each year, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association holds a Public Policy Workshop (PPW) in Washington, DC.  The focus of the event is to engage and educate dietetic professionals on critical policies that impact the health of the nation and the dietetic profession.  At the conclusion of PPW, attendees communicate their cohesive message to members of congress during their Capitol Hill visits.

To learn more about this annual public policy event, MAND is pleased to share a short video that has been prepared by University of Maine students about this interactive experience.

POLICY ON THE REEL: Dietitians as Advocates by Marissa Rublee, Amy Ryan, & Chantel Banus (University of Maine) *coming soon*

LEARN ABOUT THE PUBLIC POLICY WORKSH0P

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FOOD SECURITY

MAND FOOD SECURITY 

In 2013, MAND developed a Food Security Task Force to support food security efforts in Maine. By using our expertise as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) to help existing food and nutrition programs meet program goals.   while meeting the nutritional needs of their clients, we formed partnerships to strengthen the leadership teams.  Our partnerships have helped to strengthen leadership teams and to develop nutritional guidelines for food quality and composition.

If you are a food or nutrition program director or board member, we invite you to let us know about the nutrition-related needs of your program.

THE FOUNDATION'S FUTURE OF FOOD is a collaboration with Feeding America and network food banks, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's Foundation, and National Dairy Council®. The project provides a platform of evaluation tools and resources, showcases existing best practices and nutrition initiatives, and engages health and nutrition professionals to help fight hunger while promoting health.

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