Policy & Advocacy

Don't miss the Academy's virtual 2023 Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy Summit, March 28-30!

Connect with hundreds of food and nutrition practitioners of all skill levels to take a deep-dive into key policy issues that impact the health of the nation and dietetics profession. Attendees will also sharpen communication skills and develop new, high-level personal and professional relationships.

Did you know DBC offers grants for members to attend? 

Registration closes March 8.

Stay up-to-date on DBC / Academy Policy and Advocacy efforts, resources, and opportunities!

Policy and Advocacy Leader: Manju Karkare
Contact email: manjukarkare@gmail.com
Twitter Handle: @manjukarkare

Resources at Your Fingertips


  • Follow advocacy on Twitter: @DBCDPG and @eatrightpro


  • Licensure Wednesday Office Hours: Whether you have a quick question, want some updates, or have more in-depth concerns about consumer protection and licensure issues, the Academy’s staff for Consumer Protection and Licensure issues is here for you! Use this link and join in every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern Time) to ask any questions you may have on licensure, however big or small.

  • Text “eatright” to 50457 to get text alerts directly to your phone for action alerts

  • Action alerts are open to MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS

  • Advocacy Affinity Groups:
    • MNT Expansion Affinity Group: Meets the first Tuesday of every month (3:30-4:30 pm ET)
    • Nutrition Security Affinity Group: Meets the first Wednesday of every month (4-5 pm ET)
    • Maternal and Child Health Affinity Group: Meets the second Wednesday of every month (4-5 pm ET)
    • Licensure Affinity Group: Meets the third Friday of every month (4-5 pm ET)
    • Health Equity and Diversity Affinity Group: Meets the fourth Friday of every month (2-3 pm ET)

  • Would you like to attend an event using ANDPAC funds? Contact your DPG PAL or Affiliate PPC.