State Legislative Interactive Workshop

Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)   
State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW)


Wednesday, February 8, 2017 
MAND’s State Public Policy promotes the health of Maryland citizens particularly when Registered Dietitians & Licensed Nutritionists are heard!  Attend 1 hour of a legislative hearing and see your legislators in action—see WHOM they are learning from.  Understand why you must be involved and how Public Policy impacts our profession!

Event Information:  Maryland Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (MAND) Legislative Day-State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW)

Type of Event:  4.0 CPEU (requested)

Date:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

Time:  7:30 AM – 3:30 PM


St. John’s College Campus-Francis Scott Key Lobby of the Auditorium

60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD


Legislative Offices

Target Audience:  Nutrition and Dietetic Students, Dietetic Interns, Registered Dietitians/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Registered Dietetic Technicians, and other Healthcare Professionals are welcomed

Continuing Education Credits: 4.0 CPE units requested

The Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a local affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs), will receive 4.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program (requested). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials

Reduced Room Rates at Lowes Annapolis Hotel

126 West Street Annapolis, Maryland, 21401 
Phone: 410-263-7777
Reservations: 1-877-870-9596
CLICK TO CONTACT HOTEL as our contact is Jill Oxendine-Medley, Director of National Accounts at (410) 295-3221.  

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided.

Parking: Parking recommended at Navy Academy Stadium, take the free shuttle to Church Circle.  Parking there is $5.00 cash with an additional $4.00 shuttle fee (round trip) with exact change required.  Parking at the hotel as a guest staying at the hotel is available at $20.00 self-park and valet at $23.00. 

See driving and parking instructions for the Navy Stadium attached on the Map of Annapolis -AND- St. John’s College Annapolis Map/Directory attachments

Please bring: If you have them personal business cards to leave with legislators.  Each team has 4 to 7 meetings with Legislators.

If you are coming in on Tuesday night, arrangements have been made with Loews Annapolis Hotel for a reduced rate –AND- information will be sent forthcoming to you personally to join the public policy panel for dinner for all those staying over in Annapolis.


7:30-7:45 AM:  Registration & Breakfast provided.

7:45-8:15 AM:  Team Interactive Workshops.  Issues to be discussed with
legislators will be discussed with your team and led by your team leader.  You will be able to ask questions.

8:15-8:45 AM:  Keynote Speaker: “How to Approach Legislators”
Marc Korman, District 16 House of Delegate

8:45-9:00 AM:  BREAK/Walk to appointments

9:00-10:00 AM:  First meetings with Legislators

10:00-10:15 AM:  BREAK/Walk back to meeting room

10:15-10:45:  Lobbyist Speaker:  “Is Healthcare Going to be Different in the State with the New Administration?” Barbara Brocato and Associates and MAND Lobbbyist-Dan Shattuck

10:45-11:00 AM:  BREAK/Walk to appointments

11:00-11:45:  Second meetings with Legislators

11:45 AM-12:00 Noon:  BREAK/Walk back to meeting room

12:00-12:45:  Lunch/Speakers

“Update on Current Efforts on Regulation and Insurance Network at the State Level”
Speakers:  Arnetta Fletcher, RD, PhD and Anna Bondy, MPH, RD, LD


“Federal Policy Efforts”
Speaker:  Livleen Gill, MBA, RD, LDN, President, Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND)

12:45-1:00 PM:  BREAK/Walk to Legislative Hearing

1:00-2:00 PM:  Attend one hour of a Legislative Hearing in the House or Senate
(we must split up)

2:00-2:15 PM:  BREAK/Walk back to meeting room

2:15-3:15 PM:  Closing
Remarks.  “What We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?” 
Speaker:  Barbara Brocato and Associates and MAND Lobbyist-Barbara Brocato

Please note Bills and Testimony already given by MAND will be provided to attendees by their Team Leaders before the day of the Workshop.

Program Objective:  Opportunity for Licensed Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist to visit legislators

Learning Objectives:  By the end of the Workshop, attendees will understand:

1.  The importance of active advocacy for the profession of RD’s and the health of Maryland citizens with the State Legislature.

2.  How to refine a political advocacy message for optimum impact—branding yourself

3.  Talking to legislators is fun and impacts our profession!4.  Use dialog to communicate the importance of nutrition in promoting health and learning a legislators’ point of view.


Andrea Ciccone Troutner, RD, LD, LDN, CDE


Mobile:  (301) 466-0611

Tuition:  Early Bird Preregistration for MAND member by 1/06/17 at $45.  After 01/06/17,   MAND member is $50.  Non MAND member by 01/13/17 is $60.  Student and/or Dietetic Intern by 01/13/17 is $35 (due to space limitations, registration is limited to the first 75 registrants and preregistration is required).  Deadline is 01/13/17. 

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