VAND Policy & Advocacy

VAND 2021 Virtual Legislative Day

We made an impact in Richmond! RDNs, DTRs, Dietetic Interns, and students met virtually with state legislators throughout Virginia to discuss important food and nutrition legislation under consideration by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2021 session.


Turning Good Health into Reality

Who better than RDNs and NDTRs to address the nutrition-related aspects of legislative issues?  We are the food and nutrition experts, and without your voice there will be a gap in the legislators’ knowledge about food, nutrition, and health.  Getting involved in public policy is a rewarding experience, and you will have the opportunity to make an impact on nutrition-related policies.  Some easy ways to get involved are to participate in action alerts, meet with your legislators, and be on the lookout for additional public policy opportunities and events with VAND.  Join us and enjoy seeing the difference your unique expertise will make for Virginians!


Andrew Lamar

Principal, Lamar Consulting

Andrew Lamar and Lamar Consulting work with the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to advocate for good food, nutrition, and health policy before the Virginia General Assembly and state agencies in Richmond.