Public Policy


If food, nutrition and dietetics are part of your profession, then policy should be your passion.

The Missouri State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members are experts in food, nutrition, and health working on a broad range of issues to advance the nutritional status of people in our state. There are many ways by which Missouri Academy’s 1300 dietetics professionals are affected by public policy - and many opportunities to participate in the legislative process, both here in Missouri and in Washington, DC. 

What’s Going On?

The Public Policy Panel keeps track of and plans activities around current state legislation and federal legislation.   

Download information on Expanding Access to Diabetes SelfManagement Training Act

Download information on Treat and Reduce Obiesity Act

MOAND Endorses Nancy Stevens for the 88th District of the Missouri House of Representatives

The MOAND Board of Directors has voted to endorse MOAND member Nancy Stevens to the 88th District of the Missouri House of Representatives. You can view the endorsement letter here. If you have any questions please email or 

Looking to Get Involved?

If you would like to be involved in Missouri’s policy activities consider joining the Public Policy Team.

Contact Carmen Berry at for more information.   

Another way to be involved is to let us know how your practice area affects public policy and vice versa. When we meet with policymakers we share stories from RDs working on the issues being discussed.