Find Your Elected Officials
Reach out to your elected officials directly on legislation that is important to you to help effect change!
You can use the Tennessee Elected Representative Finder for Senate, House, and Congress members.
Hill Day is TAND’s annual event where dietitians, other nutrition professionals, and students can meet with their legislative members and advocate for public policy initiatives pertinent to the nutrition profession.
Please continue to check our website for updates on the 2023 event.
TAND Advocacy Team
The Advocacy Team is comprised of state and district volunteers – we will be adding their information here soon, so you will be able to reach out to them and get involved in the coming months.
Action Alerts are designed by the Academy for TAND members to ask local legislators for their support of nutrition-related legislation.
How to Complete Action Alerts from the Academy
- Login to your Academy account here
- Review the Action Alerts that are currently available
- Click on an individual Action Alert to read more about it and send messages to legislators
Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit
Formerly known as the Public Policy Workshop, the Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit allows you to review key policy issues impacting the dietetics profession and connect with other professionals to sharpen advocacy skills.
Click here to find out more information.
Academy Advocacy Efforts
Stay up-to-date on what is happening at the national level and review resources offered by the Academy here.
Dietitian Licensure Compact
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is partnering with The Council of State Governments (CSG)
and the Department of Defense (DoD) to support the mobility of licensed dietitians through the development of a new interstate compact.
This additional licensing pathway will facilitate multistate practice among member states and reduce the barriers to license portability.