Grassroots Team Liasons
The purpose of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Grassroots Team (GT) is to provide
a nutrition expert constituent from each of the eight Maryland congressional districts who can
represent the food and nutrition related needs of that district.
Mission of GT:
Empower members to be Maryland’s food and nutrition leaders in legislation and public policy.
Vision of GT:
Optimize the health and well-being of Marylanders and Americans through food and nutrition
policy and legislation.
Customer Focus: Meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of members, the public,
members of congress and their staff.
Integrity: Act professionally as representative for district, Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietics, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Commitment to Excellence: Provide evidence based information to members of
congress in the pursuit of improving the public’s health and well-being while promoting
the RD as the nutrition expert.
Social Responsibility: Communicate legislative decisions with considerations
for inclusion, diversity,and bipartisan support.
Title: Grassroots Team Liaison (GTL) District 1-8 of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Time Commitment: Term length 2 years in alignment with congressional terms.
Weekly responsibility may include responding to emails or attending meetings.
Report to Grassroots Team Coordinator (GTC)/Public Policy Coordinator (PPC);
Respond to Academy Action Alerts;
Attend town hall meetings in your district when available;
Highly encouraged to attend annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Public Policy Workshop (PPW);
Communicate legislative and public policy updates to colleagues in district.
Must be an Academy member;
Respond quickly to emails and Academy Action Alerts;
Must live and/or vote in congressional district represented;
Be willing and available to participate at PPW
Build relationships with congressional leaders;
Support the mission of the Maryland Academy and GT;
$100 toward participation at PPW
Position Selection Process:
Interested candidates will be chosen by the Maryland Academy Public Policy Panel on first come
first serve basis who fit the eligibility requirements. Priority will be given to RD applicants.
Grassroots Team Training Webinar (recorded 8/29/11)