MAND Advocacy Day
Advocacy Day 2023!
Date: Tuesday, 2/21/2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Harry Browne’s Restaurant
66 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401
As nutrition professionals, interns and students, advocacy is our responsibility. As members, we must take action in order to achieve MAND’s vision of optimizing the health and wellbeing of Marylanders through food, nutrition, and policy. We have the ability to influence policy maker’s decisions to support bills and future policies that will promote health and reduce the burden of chronic disease on a large scale. We need to take an active role in building relationships with legislators to gain their support.
During Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 21st, you have the opportunity to hear from speakers, understand important health care bills that are pending, and meet with legislators and their staff to share testimonies and advocate for the future health of our profession and communities, as well as earn 5 CEUs!
Click here to view the agenda for Advocacy Day 2023!
Advocacy Day 2022
Due to ongoing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 restrictions and questionable entry into the Legislative buildings, the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has chosen to suspend Advocacy Day 2022. We look forward to a successful gathering in 2023.
Advocacy Day 2021!
Please access the recording here. Click on the presentation titles below to access the slides.
If you would like to obtain CEU for the recording (approved for 7 hours - 175 activity type), please contact MAND for payment.
- Members: $35
- Non-Members: $45
0:00 - 1:23 Welcome: Helene Fletcher, RD, LDN
1:23 - 41:20 Intro to Policy Workshop: Susan O’Malley, MS, RD, LDN MAND State Policy Representative
41:20 - 2:04:15 State Legislative Update: Daniel Shattuck and Barbara Marx Brocato, MAND lobbyists
2:04:49 - 3:09:00 Regulatory Update: Glenda Lindsey, DR.PH, MS, RD, LDN, Arnetta Fletcher, PhD, RDN, LDN, and Barbara Hoffstein, RD
3:10:44 - 4:10:06 Federal Legislation Update: Nate Stritzinger, MPH, RDN
4:11:14 - 4:40:35 Progress of the Maryland State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness: Jessica Kiel, RDN, LDN, CPT, CCRP
4:52:30 - 5:44:20 Academy Chairperson Diversity, Equity, Inclusiveness Committee: Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN
5:45:50 - end Advocacy 365 – How to keep the Momentum: Carolyn Westcott
Interested in MAND testimonials to the current session bills? Please click here to see what our positions are.
SLIW 2019 Recap
Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW) 2019, is where Licensed Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists working and/or living in Maryland came together in Annapolis, Maryland to visit their legislators as an annual CPEU event! This past February 13, 2019, during a pleasant but cool day, the hard work and long hours from our over 70 MAND members in attendance came together as one-RD’s, DTR’s, dietetic students and interns alike attended over 40 legislative appointments with their Maryland state senators and delegates, participated in a hearing in either the Senate or House of Delegate building, and educated our state legislators on bills concerning the future of dietetics and nutrition.
PLEASE VIEW OUR SLIDESHOW TO LEARN MORE!
SLIW 2018 Recap & Thank You
Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MAND) State Legislative Interactive Workshop (SLIW) 2018, is where Licensed Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists working and/or living in Maryland come together in Annapolis, Maryland to visit their legislators as an annual CPEU event! This past February 21, 2018, in an unseasonably warm day of almost 80 degrees, the hard work and long hours from our 84 MAND members in attendance came together as one-RD’s, DTR’s, dietetic students and interns alike attended over 40 legislative appointments with their Maryland state senators and delegates, participated in a hearing in either the Senate or House of Delegate building, educated our state legislators on bills concerning the future of dietetics and nutrition, and executed the annual Apple Crunch Challenge-which involves both the legislator and attendee taking a bite into an apple to symbolize a promise to make the good health of Maryland citizens a high priority as viewed on our twitter feed #MANDSLIW.
Last but not least, we had several cookbooks and a gift card to Target as door prizes during the event.
A recap of the day from University of Maryland Dietetic Internship in a blog can be viewed at https://umcpdieteticinternship.online/2018/02/27/advocating-for-the-future-of-nutrition-in-maryland/
We would like to thank several people and also acknowledge our apple vendors who went above and beyond in helping make this event the success it was! We hope to see you again next year. Please save the date February 13, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland!