Nutrition Educators to the US Capitol

20jul9:00 am12:00 pm9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Nutrition Educators to the US CapitolSession TypeNutrition Education and Behavior Theory, Research, Evaluation and Policy

Event Details

Cost: $25 | Limited to 25 people

Join colleagues from across the nation to hone your communication skills, and support key policy issues that impact our profession. The first twenty SNEB members to sign up for this pre-conference will participate in a pre-conference advocacy training and issues orientation webinar to learn about the difference between advocacy and education, the Society’s top policy efforts, and what you can do to support these efforts. After that training, the SNEB members will meet on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 9 am and walk to Capitol Hill to meet with the staff members of committees that are key to health and nutrition issues. The training session will address how nutrition educators who cannot lobby are still able to educate their elected officials on the expertise of nutrition educators on health and nutrition security issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the importance of advocacy and policy involvement as nutrition educators, and what role we can play in policy discussions.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of current federal policy issues related to nutrition education, including the Farm Bill.
  • Participants will learn about and practice advocacy skills, includ­ing conducting a visit with the office of a Member of Congress.

Pre-conference activity organized by the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy. $25 cost to participate.


  • Tom Joseph, Paragon Government Relations
  • Sara Elnakib, PhD, MPH, RDN, Advisory Committee on Public Policy




July 20, 2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT-04:00)

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