By Mandisha Waiters, RDN, LD
Public Policy Coordinator and Public Policy Committee Leader
Dear NVAND members,
As I write this update I am on a long flight back from Washington, D.C. where Jake Yarberry (President-elect) and myself just participated in a whirlwind of legislative activities. We flew across the country to participate in AND’s Public Policy Workshop 2017 (#PPW2017) on behalf of NvAND and all dietitians across Nevada. Public Policy Workshop is a change for AND affiliate Public Policy Coordinators, DPG/MIG Public Policy Coordinators, ANDPAC representatives and those interest in policy to come together, learn and storm Capitol Hill. On Sunday, June 25th, we participated in a conference to better understand how we as dietitians and constituents can better impact legislation that promotes our profession and improves the nutrition of our nation. My toolkit is full of ways for us to have a positive impact on nutrition in Nevada and my mind is swirling with ideas for us to implement.
The biggest part of PPW 2017 is the change to storm Capitol Hill, hundreds of dietitians united under a single cause. When we arrived at Capitol Hill on Monday, June 26th to meet with our 2 state Senators and 4 U.S. State Representatives, we had a few objectives we wanted to achieve on behalf of AND and NvAND.
Mandisha Waiters, RDN, LD