VAND Policy & Advocacy

Legislation and Advocacy – Turning Good Health into Reality

Grassroots Advocacy:  A natural, spontaneous, political movement driven by the interests of a community.

VAND Grassroots Advocacy:  Virginia RDs/RDNs/DTRs/NDTRs joining together to lend a voice to nutrition and inform the legislative body on nutrition-related issues and the expertise of our profession.  Advocacy is a key part of the mission of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  We encourage nutrition professionals in Virginia to enhance your advocacy skills, answer questions about advocacy, and arm yourself with the materials that you’ll need when talking with policymakers and others about nutrition and health.

VAND’s Video to Welcome the 2014 General Assembly Session Members