Public Policy Workshop (PPW)

PPW 2018
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. The Academy asks Congress to support the role of RDNs and NDTRs in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and encourages Congress to support policies to better align with the goals of treatment and prevention. Malnutrition prevention and treatment should be included in future health care discussions, including in chronic disease legislation and quality measures.

PPW 2017

Following this year's Public Policy Workshop, we want to share information on the Academy's legislative priorities. 


We've posted talking points (a short overview), a leave behind (more detail and some references), FAQs from the Hill, and briefs (more details and more extensive referencing) for each priority.

An overiew of federal funding for national nutrition programs

TROA:  Treat and Reduce Obesity Act: This bill would amend the Social Security Act to enable the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to enhance beneficiary access to the most qualified providers of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity (IBT), resulting in decreased healthcare costs and lower obesity rates among older adults.
Talking points
Leave behind
Brief

FAQ

OAA:  Older Americans Act (reauthorization):Older Americans Act nutrition programs keep seniors healthy and independent.  Older Americans Act nutrition programs are cost-effective.
Talking points
Leave behind
Brief

FAQ


Preventing Diabetes Medicare Bill:  The Prevending Diabetes in Medicare Act will help to prevent cases of diabetes in the Medicare population by allowing nutrition therapy to be provided.

Talking points
Leave behind
Brief

FAQ