Public Policy

The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics strives to improve the lives a of Californians. We believe that if dietetics is your profession, then advocacy and public policy should be your passion. Advocacy is critical to achieving our mission, vision, and strategic goals, while advancing our profession.

Central to advocacy is our grassroots members building relationships with key allies (California legislators, health and food service partners). Our members volunteer as legislative ambassadors, at district and state boards, support action alerts, share their successes, and connect the profession to the community.

Do you have a question you would like to ask the Public Policy Council? Please complete the CA Academy Public Policy Inquiry Form to submit your question.

 To volunteer with the Public Policy Council email VP Public Policy.

Legislative Updates

Download the California Academy Advocacy Manual

Advocacy Webinars

Advocacy 101
Advocacy 101
Your Role in Advocacy
Building Relationships: How to Contact your Legislators
Building Grassroots Advocacy Efforts
How we decide what we advocate for
California Licensure
Navigating California’s Landmark Worker Classification Requirements
Payment for Nutrition Services

Licensure – Business & Professions Code

Our Lobbyists

CA Academy is working with Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP to achieve our public priorities: 

  • Protect California consumers seeking/receiving nutrition services
  • Endorse a strong scope of practice of RDNs and DTRs in California 
  • Support the role of RDNs and DTRs in the delivery of health care in California
  • Ensure and promote informed food decisions by the public 

Advocacy & Public Policy News

Eating Healthy when Traveling

Eating Healthy when Traveling Tips from the CA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Summer is here and Californians are getting ready to vacation once...

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