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The Time is Right for Strong Advocacy on Capitol Hill: Lessons and Insights from Policy Insiders

(Recorded 3/15/17)

Speakers: Alison Hard, Teachers College, Columbia University; Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants; Jennifer Folliard, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Claire Uno, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, and Melissa Maulding, Purdue University, MS, RD, Nutrition Education Program

While nobody has a crystal ball to tell us the future of federal food and nutrition programs and policy, there are signs that many recent achievements could be rolled back or reversed. It’s time to get organized, and make our voices heard. Experts like SNEB members need to ensure that members of Congress - new and continuing - are fully informed of the importance of our collective work. This webinar will help participants understand actions they can take to ensure that the communities we work in and programs and policies we work on maintain critical support for the next four years and beyond. 

Join nutrition education policy experts for a lively discussion on the who, what, when, where, and why of building relationships with your Members of Congress. Establishing these relationships are the key building blocks to future advocacy and education efforts and a practical first step we should all be taking right now!

Attending the SNEB annual conference in Washington, D.C. this summer? This webinar is great way to plan your visit to your members of Congress during a pre-conference trip to Capitol Hill. (Learn more about the conference and this pre-conference session here.)

Learning objectives
• Learn about the importance of advocacy and policy involvement as nutrition educators, and what role we can play in policy discussions.
• Learn about advocacy skills, especially setting up meetings with congressional staff and building relationships with Members of Congress.
• Gain an understanding of current federal policy issues related to nutrition education, including the upcoming Farm Bill. 

Slides

Additional Resources:

Webinar Q&A
Article: The Best Way to Influence Congress, According to Staffers
Article: Media Sources Leanings

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