Workshop - Nutrition Educators as Advocates: A Day on Capitol Hill
8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Thursday, 7/20 | Farragut Square
$90 for SNEB members | $125 nonmembers | $50 students | Breakfast served | RSVP required
Moderator: Claire Uno, MLIS, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
Speakers: Alison Hard, MS, Columbia University Teachers College; Jennifer Noll Folliard, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Tracy Fox MS, RD, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC.; Melissa K. Maulding, MS, RD, Purdue University; Margo Wootan, Center for Science in the Public Interest
This session includes a 4 hour advocacy pre-conference session in preparation for attendees to visit Capitol Hill in the afternoon to meet legislators based on their home state. The session will also address how nutrition educators who cannot lobby are still able to educate their elected officials about the importance of their work.
- 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 upcoming Farm Bill.
- Participants will learn about and practice advocacy skills, including conducting a visit with the office of a Member of Congress.
Session sponsored by the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy.